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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yahoo Censored Wall Street Protest E-Mails

Sept 21st, 2011

It sounds more like the kind of thing you'd expect to hear about in China than the United States. But it happened.

Lee Fang reported for ThinkProgress earlier today:

"Thinking about e-mailing your friends and neighbors about the protests against Wall Street happening right now? If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, think again. ThinkProgress has reviewed claims that Yahoo is censoring e-mails relating to the protest and found that after several attempts on multiple accounts, we too were prevented from sending messages about the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations."

AlterNet reports that the company has apologized. Not good enough. This demands a thorough investigation.

The video below shows what Yahoo users experienced.

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