Perhaps in response to our curiosity as to why the word "gay" was being blocked from "ESPN Conversation" yesterday, the fine gents at Gelf Magazine called ESPN to find out what the deal was. It's clear they haven't quite worked all the kinks out of Conversation yet.

Filtering is a complex, ongoing functionality. ESPN Conversations are in a beta stage and we will continue to refine the filtering process as it relates to our content and fan postings. The word 'gay' is one that, unfortunately, can be used in a derogatory way. The initial intention of filtering it was to prevent hate speech. We have since made adjustments and the word 'gay' is no longer blocked. Our 24/7 moderation will handle usage on a case-by-case basis."

We repeat: The poor intern over there. Should have went to law school, man.

ESPN Wants You To Type g.a.y." [Gelf Magazine]
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