why does yahoo star out the word "homo" when i try to post a question with the phrase "homo sapiens" in it?

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  • 1 month ago

    A computer does it automatically.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yahoo is run by leftist, thats why

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

     Homo Sapiens :  because it's a correctly capitalized word?  

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  • 1 month ago

    Linguistic relativity!

    It's the belief popularized in The novel and movie 1984 that language drives thought.

    Suppress a word would suppress the idea.

    Removing homophobic words would eradicate homophobia.

    Next starred out word: "boomer"!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That four-lettered word is considered an offensive reference to the LGBT community when it is actually not just a scientific name for humans, but it is also a Greek word root that means the same. .For example, homogeneous means a mixture that consists items of the same kind.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think it's only when one of "them" spots it. It used to star out all the time, but not anymore.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    it varies. I usually use capitals ( Homo Sapiens) , but sometimes it gets starred out

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  • 1 month ago

    It's not censored now...

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  • 1 month ago

    because homo is considered a bad word to yahoo

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