Amazing story on Yahoo and other big businesses, thanks to investigation by a TV station in Houston, KPRC (channel 2 in that area). Heard about this on the Kim Komando Show while driving today. To its shame, Yahoo has some of the worse chat rooms around, including sex chat rooms to bring young kids in contact with older men. The very titles of these rooms indicate their purpose – it’s no secret to Yahoo. In spite of many letters and complaints, Yahoo continues to operate these rooms aimed at meeting the “needs” of molesters and perverts. Why? Because they bring in lots of advertising dollars. Kim Komando explained that in going to one such room, you had to first click on an ad for Diet Pepsi. That’s right – Pepsi was involved in supporting a child sex chat room. After complaints were raised, they pulled the ads. Other products advertised in such objectionable hell holes included State Farm Insurance and Brawny paper towels, according to Kim.
What to do? Don’t use Yahoo. Eliminate any Yahoo chat room services from your computers. Sell your Yahoo stock. And send their CEO a letter objecting to profiteering from child molestation services. Disgusting.
And hey, business owners, don’t advertise on Yahoo, and don’t touch any agency that would think of putting your ads on Yahoo.