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Iowa's Attorney General is pleased with Craigslist decision


DES MOINES (KWWL)-- Iowa's Attorney General is pleased that Craigslist has agreed to shut down its "adult services" section.

In August, Tom Miller and 17 other state attorneys general demanded that Craigslist remove that section from its site.

The adult services section on the website has been replaced with a black bar that says "censored."

According to Miller, the popular website didn't follow through with a 2008 agreement with Miller and 42 other states to crack down on illegal activity.

In 2008, Craigslist modified its adult services section to require a working phone number and a $10 fee to post the ad. It also outlined in its terms of service that ads containing illegal services or information would be pulled from the site and information could be provided to law enforcement if requested.

While Miller says this is a step in the right direction, he is skeptical. He plans to follow up with the Internet site to confirm the change in policy.

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