End Chinese Censorship at Yahoo!
necores at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 30 07:10:11 CDT 2002
I read in a September 2002 edition of the Economist
Magazine that Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) has signed an
agreement with the Chinese government to censor
searches on their web site for consumers in China. I
am very disappointed in Yahoo! and hope you are too.
To let my distaste be known, I am writing Yahoo! and
closing my email accounts and un-subscribing from
Yahoo!-based mailing lists until I hear that Yahoo!
has agreed not to censor. I urge you to do the same,
to forward this message, and to cc
end_chinese_censorship at yahoo.com.
I set up the account,
end_chinese_censorship at yahoo.com, after sending a
message to abuse at yahoo.com and getting no response.
Yahoo! is welcome to log into
end_chinese_censorship at yahoo.com and to use it to
communicate on this issue. I urge you to send your
comments and concerns to this account so they know of
This will not be an easy task for me. I have been a
faithful user of Yahoo! for many years now. I have
three email accounts with them, manage four
email-lists on Yahoo and subscribe to well over 20
email-lists! I hope that they will end their
censoring practices shortly so I can resume using
their services. Aside from this distasteful act, I
think they are the best site on the internet.
The following are articles support this story and I
encourage you to do your own research as well.
Human Rights Watch:
You have to be a subscriber to read the Economist
on-line article at:
The following are resources offered by companies other
than Yahoo! This list is not comprehensive, feel free
to make additions.
On-line Yellow Pages;
your local phone company
Hotmail (if you don't mind selling out
to Microsoft) http://www.hotmail.com/
Free mailing lists and listservs
AOL Instant Messenger
Free web space
There are plenty of sites including
those above just look around. Consider your local
newspaper as well.
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