Yahoo Castrates Cheney's Dick


Of course, the edit has been fixed now, but some rogue Yahoo edit-bot saw fit to remove Vice President Cheney's first name from a Gawker Media Wonkette post that appeared on Yahoo as part of a recent content deal because Yahoo thought Wonkette was talking about another sort of Dick. We wonder if Yahoo, knowing Gawker Media's propensity to tell it like it is, slapped a filter on the deal so as to circumvent any nasty words finding their way onto its precious pages. Well, just like contextual advertising gone haywire during natural disasters, it appears bots can't handle dick the way humans can.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Online, Publishing, Weblogs   

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The Y! content filters then proceeded to allow them to say "this sucks dick" in a post talking about the censorship.

Posted by: Kyle Bunch on November 21, 2005 3:04 AM


Posted by: reza on November 22, 2005 6:45 AM

Hi. I wrote about this post in my blog, to which I linked. Feel free to check it out and leave a comment.

Posted by: Laura Grow on November 30, 2005 10:33 PM