Monday, April 22, 2002


After reading James Taranto's interesting "Best of the Web" item in OpinionJournal today about Microsoft Network "community" called "Death to Israel", I thought's I'd check in at Yahoo (my portal of preference), and discovered, to my horror, that Yahoo Groups hosts a group with the same name ("death_to_israel").

Yahoo's Terms of Service contains the following:
You agree to not use the Service to:

a. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
This group is clearly anti-Semitic and threatening. So why does Yahoo! allow the group to exist on their web service?

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