Monday, April 8, 2013

Joy Resmovits: Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's Education Subsidiary, Does Not 'In Any Way Endorse' Donkey Sex

Joy Resmovits: Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's Education Subsidiary, Does Not 'In Any Way Endorse' Donkey Sex:


Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's Education Subsidiary, Does Not 'In Any Way Endorse' Donkey Sex

On Sunday, the blog Slashdot posted a bit of news regarding Amplify Education, Inc., the education division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Murdoch has said that he sees a multibillion dollar opportunity in the education sector, and has followed up on the goal of capitalizing on that market share by buying Wireless Generation and launching Amplify. News Corp. announced Amplify's creation in July 2012 with the hopes of creating a new digital learning platform in partnership with AT&T. The subsidiary boasts Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York City's public schools, as its CEO. The company recently announced the creation of its first product: a tablet that will be sold exclusively to school districts that contains a suite of educational software. Teachers will be able to periodically take students' immediately digital pulse on whether their lesson was effective.

On Slashdot, user "theodp" ran a Google cache search of the site. The results, as theodp put it? "Obscene."

Despite Amplify's policy against pornographic and vulgar content, a site search of the term "donkey" within 

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