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eBay contends with DOJ, racist merchandise

The online auctioneer faces close scrutiny as the government considers whether its recent efforts to block other search engines are anti-competitive. Pressures also cause the company to ban the auction of hate group items.

 

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The online auctioneer faces close scrutiny as the government considers whether its recent efforts to block other search engines are anti-competitive. Pressures also cause the company to ban the auction of hate group items.

"We believe eBay's actions to be anti-consumer."

- Rodrigo Sales, CEO, AuctionWatch

 


DOJ looks at fair competition in eBay dispute
The Justice Department queries eBay about the company?s efforts to block third-party auction search engines from accessing items listed for sale on its site.

eBay heeds call to ban hate material in auctions
Bowing to pressure from outside groups, the online auctioneer says it will ban auctions of items that promote hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation.

eBay asked to pull KKK items from site
The online auctioneer comes under scrutiny again, this time for the sale of Ku Klux Klan-related material on its site.