Group Wants Craigslist to Block Adult Ads Outside U.S., Too

A nonprofit public advocacy group urged Craigslist to take down adult services ads outside the United States, where they say most such ads are placed and where regulators may be more lax about child and female exploitation. Members of the Polaris Project said the popular online classified Web site took an important first step toward stopping sex crimes and violence against women and children by removing erotic U.S. ads last weekend.