This morning I posted about the New York Times mobile service and its censorship of the word “gay” in headlines texted to users’ mobile devices. Above is the screenshot of what you received on your phone when someone texted any article in which the word “gay” appeared in the headline.
I’m happy to report that the NYT has corrected the issue.
A source affiliated with the Pride GLBT Affinity group forwarded me the following message that was sent out by the paper’s Corporate Communications:
“Earlier today a technical error occurred with The Times’s text messaging platform that caused the word ‘gay’ to be replaced with ‘bleep.’ This was unintentional and we regret it occurred. The problem has been fixed and we have taken steps to prevent it from happening again. Corporate Communications is responding to press inquiries and will send a note to customer service.”