Jago asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 1 month ago

Yahoo is against freedom of speech?

Why do questions keep getting removed, this is clear violation of the first amendment. This is a public forum and can not be censored according to the law. Why is nothing being done?

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  • 1 month ago

    may be that person does not have mount ,in every human being supposes to have his own words   i like that freedom of speech a man who don,t have his own words is foolishly educated  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    if someone does not like you they will report you and nothing will be wrong with your question. many on here have tons of accounts and they use all of them to report you. but when someone cussing or calls you names, they will not report them 

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  • 1 month ago

    If you post anything that critical of the Left and the Democrat Party your posts will not go up. If you post anything negative about Hillary Clinton, your posts will not go up.

    So YES, Yahoo does not believe in freedom of speech. 

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  • 1 month ago

    You have no right of freedom of speech on Yahoo answers.

    "Freedom of speech" clause of the US Constitution, First Amendment. 

     

    The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. 

     

    Yahoo is not the government, nor are they attempting to make laws that apply to the population as a whole 

     

    Just as you can set rules and to who is allowed in your house, and what rules they must obey (such as removing their shoes at the door) so does Yahoo as owner of the site have the right to set rules of conduct, which have absolutely nothing to do with freedom of speech.

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    • oklatom
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      1 month agoReport

      Why would the Supreme Court rule on such a thing?  When you come to answers you follow the rules or get out.  See https://www.verizonmedia.com/policies/us/en/verizonmedia/terms/otos/index.html and read the other answers.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is no Freedom of Speech you are Incorrect when you Signed up for this Site you Agreed to Follow there Community Guidelines here is the Link to the Rule Book

    https://answers.yahoo.com/info/community_guideline...

    You clearly do not understand how things work on the Internet with that on Sites that have TOS Terms of Service or Rules that you Agree to Follow It does not Apply on

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Free speech does NOT in this instance. Too many people like to scream that their "free speech" is being violated, when it's not and when they are posting content that clearly violation of the rules they agreed to abide by, when they created their account on Yahoo. 

    Here is what freedom of speech in the US actually (legal definition) means:

    "the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to avoid a clear and present danger) especially as guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution" ***note the phrase FREE OF GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS (that's the key-Yahoo isn't the goverment so they CAN restrict whatever they want to restrict, on their site)

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freedom...

    Questions (and answers and comments) are removed when enough users report them as violations of Yahoo Answers' Community Guidelines or Yahoo Terms of Service (both of which EVERYONE with a Yahoo account was required to agree to, in order to have an account). The ability to appeal the removal of a question or answer exists, so that if you feel your post was NOT in violation of the GCs or TOS, you can request it be reviewed and reinstated if it's found to not be a violation. If you need info on how to appeal, do post again requesting that.

    • Jago1 month agoReport

      wrong again

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Don't you feel like a real fool after reading all these answers on the freedom of speech?   You.must of jump the fence to get into this country.  All real Americans know about their freedom of speech  Go back and hide in a hole in the ground because you do not deserve to live in this country.

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    • CarolOklaNola
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      1 month agoReport

      Businesses. They were or are PUBLIC businesses with stockholders and investors. Yahoo Inc. is probably DEAD sine it changed its names to Alibaba and Yahoo Japan. 

      I  not a lawyer ir solicitor, but you can read the different Verizon/Yahoo terms of service contracts. BTW, there is no "SPEECH" on YA. 

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because free speech only protects you against government restrictions and Yahoo is a private company.  This site has basic rules -- the most important is to follow the Q&A format.  That means when you post a question, it must be an actual question rather than a public announcement.

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    • .
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      1 month agoReport

      A public forum is open to all expression that is protected under the First Amendment. Streets, parks, and sidewalks are examples.  Yahoo is not.

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  • 1 month ago

    No is the answer.  Why?  Because you don't know what "freedom of speech" is and you don't know what "law" is.

    • Jago1 month agoReport

      wrong again child

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  • 1 month ago

    Freedom of Speech only applies to the Government not being able to stop people from saying what they want. Private companies are not affected by that law.

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    • LAN
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Why do you keep posting that moronic lie over and over Carol.  All you are doing is showing everyone that you don't understand the concept of privately owned business.

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