Yahoo Apologizes for Blocking 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests, Blames Internal Spam Filters

Paul Lilly

Yahoo is denying accusations that it knowingly and willingly censored email messages related to "Occupy Wall Street" protests, a leaderless non-violent resistance movement upset over the disparity of wealth and power in the U.S. Protestors accused Yahoo of foul play when their emails containing a link to the organization's website were flagged as suspicious and blocked from being sent.

Several videos on YouTube show Yahoo blocking email messages with "" in the body, but then going through just fine once the URL is removed. Yahoo didn't deny this was taking place, but blamed it on internal spam filters.

"We apologize 4 blocking '' It was not intentional & caught by our spam filters. It is resolved, but may be a residual delay," Yahoo Customer Care tweeted yesterday .

According to a report in the International Business Times , some emails with the phrase "Occupy Wall Street" are going through on some Yahoo accounts, while others are still affected by the apparent residual delay.

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