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A screen grab of the Craigslist site for the San Francisco and Bay area on Sept. 4. The adult-services section has been replaced by a label that says 'censored.'
A screen grab of the Craigslist site for the San Francisco and Bay area on Sept. 4. The adult-services section has been replaced by a label that says 'censored.'

RCMP wants Craigslist to block erotic ads in Canada Add to ...

The RCMP says it's working with Craigslist to try to stop erotic ads that many fear are a cover for prostitution from being posted on the company's website in Canada.

Craigslist shut down its adult services section in the United States on Saturday and replaced it with a black bar that simply says "censored."

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But the Canadian site still has an "erotic" link listed under services.

RCMP Sergeant Marie-Claude Arsenault said at a news conference in Winnipeg that the RCMP Human Trafficking National Co-ordination Centre has met with Craigslist on several occasions.

Sgt. Arsenault said Craigslist has measures in place in the U.S. - such as censoring erotic ads - that Mounties would like to see in Canada.

Sidneyeve Matrix, a media professor at Queen's University, says Craigslist faced a huge wave of pressure in the U.S. and there's a similar pushback in Canada.

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