|Hate Messages on Google Site Draw Concern|
|Topic||Technology, Innovation and Change|
|Key Words||Online social networking, standards|
Millions of Internet users have joined Orkut, a Web site created by Google that allows its members to join a list of online communities by invitation only. Most of the groups share a benign common interest like jazz music or travel. A small minority of groups, however, have been formed around hatred for Jews, blacks, or gays. This situation is causing a problem for Google, since online specialists say that the dialogues taking place are strictly forbidden in the user's agreement for the site and may even be illegal in some countries.
|Source||"Hate Messages on Google Site Draw Concern," The New York Times, Feb.7, 2005.|
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