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This screen shot made on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 shows the opening page of Craigslist's website for Hartford, Conn., featuring a "censored" logo over what used to be the adult services section.  (AP Photo/Craigslist) This screen shot made on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 shows the opening page of Craigslist's website for Hartford, Conn., featuring a "censored" logo over what used to be the adult services section. (AP Photo/Craigslist)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Craigslist has apparently closed the adult services section of its website, two weeks after 17 state attorneys general demanded it shut down the section.

The section had been replaced Saturday by a black and white "censored" logo.

Craigslist did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, one of the AGs who pressed for the change, said in a written statement that he welcomed the change and was trying to verify Craigslist's official policy going forward.

He said if it was doing the right thing voluntarily in response to the AGs, it could set a good example for others.

In an Aug. 24 letter, the state attorneys general said Craigslist should remove the section because it couldn't adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects spelling of 'white' in 2nd paragraph. Will be updated. This story is part of AP's general news and financial services.)

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