Gay-Straight Groups; Yahoo
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Two stories. One about Gay-Straight Groups and Hate;
the other about Yahoo! and Hate.
Coincidentally, this is my first post from our new
Yahoo! account. I have changed accounts for at least
three reasons. (1) I have become very frustrated the
delivery delays (at least to egroups) from the Hotmail
account, something that does not happen with other
e-mail accounts I use for egroups. For example, the
post about Greg Dell went out early on January 2 but
was not posted until January 3; (2) I am tired of all
of the porn and other junk mail and seek some relief
from that; it is at a rate of about 40 pieces of mail
a day; (3) Yahoo! offers 6 MEG of free space, Hotmail
Obviously I have mixed feelings about Yahoo!'s record
in relation to hate on the Internet.
Education Extra: Gay-straight groups take on campus
By Pamela Martineau
Bee Staff Writer
(Published Jan. 2, 2001)
High school. It can be a callous world where even an
unflattering haircut or uncool brand of jeans invites
Imagine trying to survive that brutal environment as a
gay or lesbian student. <MORE>
January 3, 2001
Yahoo to Try Harder to Rid Postings of Hateful
By LISA GUERNSEY
[A] fter months of pressure from human rights groups
like the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Yahoo said yesterday
that it would try more actively to keep hateful and
violent material out of its auctions, classified
sections and shopping areas.
Yahoo's new policy applies only to its commerce
areas. Yahoo's online clubs and home pages, which have
also come under fire, will not be subject to the
monitoring program. "There we want to promote
inclusiveness," Mr. Wrenn said. "We don't want Yahoo
deciding who can or cannot speak in public debates."
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