AGs say site should drop adult service ads
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says he and 20 other top prosecutors are asking another classified ads website to drop its adult services section.
McMaster on Tuesday signed onto a letter asking Village Voice Media-owned Backpage.com to develop better safeguards to keep prostitution and child trafficking ads out of other sections.
Attorneys general in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia also signed the letter.
McMaster has also taken on Craigslist, which this month shut down its adult services section under pressure from prosecutors concerned that it was being used to promote prostitution.
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