Why Yahoo pulled the plug on porn

Damien Cave tells the story of how the mega-portal got scared out of the sex-industry.

Published May 11, 2001 8:00AM (EDT)

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When Yahoo suddenly dropped out of the sex industry last month, a small group of right-wing media moralists declared victory. Now, with the NASDAQ tanking and Internet companies in a struggle for survival, the anti-porn patrol is poised to keep on winning. Hear why, from Damien Cave and Amy Standen.

By Damien Cave

Damien Cave is an associate editor at Rolling Stone and a contributing writer at Salon.

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By Amy Standen

Amy Standen is a writer living in Oakland, Calif.

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