I am writing to you about a deepening of the situation on the internet
where Yahoo is providing free internet services for fascist and other
hate-based organizations to help those groups spread their message.
Readers originally wrote to us about Yahoo's sponsorship of a free "club"
for Matt Hale's virulently racist and anti-Semitic World Church of the
Creator. Many complained to Yahoo.
But upon checking how Yahoo has acted on these complaints we discovered a
host of other racist and hate-based groups all receiving free Yahoo support
to spread their propaganda. Some of these include the Knights of the Ku
Klux Klan, Aryan Power, Pure White Rage, Aryan Nazi SS Skinheads, Christian
Identity Club, and the AntiAsian and Minority Groups.
It is difficult to impossible to believe that Yahoo cannot understand that
these groups violate the very Terms Of Service that Yahoo imposes on these
"clubs." These terms state that "You agree to not use the Service to: a.
upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful,
harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar,
obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially,
ethnically or otherwise objectionable...."
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Write to Yahoo and demand that they enforce their own contract by
immediately removing these "clubs" and denying them any additional free
Yahoo services. The address for complaints is firstname.lastname@example.org;
Inform your friends, members of your synagogue, club, mailing list, and
other organizations of Yahoo's sponsorship of these groups so that they can
We are not demanding that Yahoo do anything other than what it has promised
in its Terms Of Service: stop providing free resources for hate-oriented
action groups.You can verify the material about Yahoo via these URLs:
Yahoo Clubs For "White_Pride_and_Racialism"
Yahoo Terms of Service
With anti-fascist greetings,
-- tallpaul (Paul Kneisel)
editor: The Internet Anti-Fascist
PS: Those of us active in the old campaign against the Usenet news group
called remember making one big mistake in our
organizing. We did not include a "cut off date" for the protests; as a
result, protests were still circulating on the net a year later! Learning
from this, we have created a special "Status of protest" at
anti-fascism.org. We can use this to inform people if the
racist / fascist groups are still up and the protest continues or whether
they've been removed so that people need not complain anymore.