Yahoo closes chat rooms over sex content

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Yahoo closes chat rooms over sex content

Reacting to angry protests from several of its top sponsors, Yahoo has pulled the plug on perhaps hundreds of chat rooms operating on its site after a media report revealed that some of the rooms were used to promote sex with minors.

Companies such as PepsiCo, State Farm Insurance and Georgia-Pacific stopped advertising on Yahoo after they were informed that adults were attempting to lure children into sexual encounters within some of Yahoo’s user-created chat rooms, according to a report by KPRC-TV in Houston.

Read the complete story. (AP, Yahoo)