Yahoo shuts chat rooms promoting adult-child sex

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Yahoo Inc. agreed to shut down Internet chat rooms designed to promote sex between adults and children, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Wednesday. The agreement between the online media company and the attorneys general of New York and Nebraska is the first to institute systemwide controls over chat rooms likely to be frequented by child predators, Spitzer said. [...]

Spitzer said Yahoo in June removed or barred the posting of 70,000 user-created chat rooms whose names suggested they facilitated illegal conduct, including the promotion of sex between adults and children.

source: 'Yahoo shuts chat rooms promoting adult-child sex';; Reuters; 12 October 2005