Yahoo! Answers Once Again Censors Posts

Here is a copy and paste of Yahoo! Answers response to a posting this this editor made on their site.  One of their “trusted” members deleted my posting, and as you will note, for no good reason.  They do offer an “appeal process”, but it is as worthless as their “trusted community”.  I’ve contacted them yahoo-messenger-censoredbefore, and they ignored me.

“Hello xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,

The answer on Yahoo! Answers was reported and deleted by one or more trusted members of the Answers community:

“Neither. They’re both part of a criminal enterprise in D.C. called the political system. Want war? Want to continue seeing our taxes go to bail out bankers while the bankers are giving themselves million dollar bonuses? Want to see drones flying over our cities watching us? Vote for Obama or Romney. The definition of insanity is voting for the same morons over and over, and expecting things to get better.”

This answer has been removed and 10 points have been deducted from your account. You may not have realized this, but all answers submitted on Yahoo! Answers must comply with the Answers Community Guidelines.

If you believe that your answerwas wrongly deleted by the community and would like to appeal the deletion of your answer, you can have your case reviewed by Answers Customer Care. You have 7 days to submit your appeal. Please be aware that if your appeal is rejected, an additional 10 points will be removed from your account.

Thanks,
Yahoo! Answers Team”

Someone on our legal team has faxed their legal department regarding this, so I will write an update as things unfold.

In addition, if you have any issues with Yahoo!, I encourage you to contact their legal department.  The only contact information I could find is this:

Yahoo! Legal Department
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: 408-349-3687
Fax: 408-349-7941

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Heatblizzard
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I don’t see anything wrong with you’re question. For starters you didn’t just make it bias against Obama as you included the other guy Romney who both are wishey washy. You even stated what they were intended to do and you didn’t call anybody names either.

I have seen a lot of bias content on YA remain without any points deducted if it supports Obama or Romney. If you say anything positive about conservatives I can guarantee you’ll be trolled so fast you won’t know what hit ya!

Heatblizzard
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I am glad I am not alone! I actually got IP banned from a history forum just for asking politely in the *Politics* section if they think this generation is the dumbest and showed links to examples of Obama’s spy programs from a well balanced website. Within 10 minutes my account was banned. I was real tempted to send them a nasty letter but decided not to and took a long walk to calm myself down. Do you think I should have sent them a mean letter and call them a bunch of names for what they did? Note. My… Read more »
Heatblizzard
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*Whispers* I hope my post gets answered as I am curious to why I got banned.