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    Gay's too Gay for Phone Giant
    Political Correctness; Posted on: 2007-04-30 11:48:34 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Filtering software highlights "gayness" of political correctness

    A WOMAN'S email to the help desk of Telecom New Zealand was rejected by a computer system because her name was Gay and "inappropriate for business-like communication".

    Gay Hamilton, from the northern South Island town of Nelson, said while she was actually gay, she was concerned that the public company was spending its time and resources on trifling issues, the Herald on Sunday reported.

    "If they do have to put content filters on, then maybe they should ensure that it only gets genuinely abusive words," she said.

    Telecom's automated reply to her email said the message "was identified by our content filtering processes as containing language that may be considered inappropriate for business-like communication". It confirmed that the offending word was "gay".

    News Source: news.com.au


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