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3 Companies With Terrible Policies On When It’s OK to Say ‘Gay,’ ‘Lesbian’ or ‘Fag’

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Did you know some corporations have flimsy, non-standard policies about what types of homophobia they’ll tolerate? It’s true! And we don’t mean in the workplace with underpaid staffers, but rather the types of language they’ll allow customers of their services to use. In this (very brief, non-scientific) exploration into language censorship, we’re going to look at three giant, publicly traded companie, whose policies on hate speech are contradictory, misguided, or simply in need of a computer algorithm update.