With automated tagging, Web links can surprise from the Associate Press reports that the Yahoo Shortcuts feature aided in placing inappropriate content on AP’s content.

Yahoo Shortcuts is a feature that allows publishers enhance their content by adding Yahoo content around the words in the articles or blog posts. In this case, there was an AP story on the Eliot Spitzer scandal. Yahoo automatically took the phrase “underage girls,” which was used in the article, and highlighted it. If a user hovered their mouse over the words, up came images from Flickr – some containing underage girls drinking.

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