THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Jan 2 -- MySpace noticed that any references to YouTube, a video-sharing site and competitor, were erased or blocked from appearing on MySpace. Ever-sensitive to corporate meddling, many MySpace users got angry. "My friends and I are trying to make the blogging community aware of a stealth censorship campaign that is being conducted by MySpace," one MySpace user, Ellis Yu, wrote to the Blog Herald, a Web site about blogs. "They are not admitting to it, and are trying to do this in secret." The incident underlines the peril corporations face as they buy blogs and networking sites like MySpace, which depend on the good will of their users.
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