Yahoo at the centre of Olympic controversy

Yahoo! has found itself at the centre of controversy after one of its Olympic picture galleries, featuring tourists and Olympic mascots, was given the title: Tiananmen Square Massacre Remembered. The gallery was on display on Yahoo's news website for 24 hours.

The news comes only a couple of days after the Chinese authorities decided to relax internet censorship and according to the Guardian the gallery could be accessed by internet users in Beijing. Yahoo have claimed that the strange juxtaposition was due to an automated gallery function.

The Chinese authorities had lifted restrictions on a number of blocked websites on Friday after pressure from journalists and media outlets who will be covering the Beijing Olympics. Journalists at the Olympic village are now be able to access Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch although certain dedicated sites such as thechinadebate.org are still off limits.

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