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Topix is an American Internet media company. Topix began as a news aggregator  which categorizes news stories by topic and geography. In the last few years, Topix changed its focus from aggregation and curation, to content creation. Topix removed the human sexuality topic, which was one of its most popular topics, from its forums on June 26, The Topix local news and forums were shut down on December 20, Topix was in the top largest US-based websites according to Quantcast. Sometime in they took that volunteer edit option away without any communication to the thousands of volunteers. Topix went on to create a community news editing platform, and popular forum system, allowing users to comment on news articles and the goings on of local communities.
The founders of Topix initially wanted it to be a news aggregator, with specific s for every community in the United States. As Topix matured, most of topix chat growth occurred in small cities and towns in the United States. The people who commented in the Topix forums wanted to focus the discussions on more traditional small community gossip. Management Team at Topix .
Sulzberger of The New York Times wrote that "The same Web sites created as places for candid talk about local news and politics are also hubs of unsubstantiated gossip, stirring widespread resentment in communities where ties run deep, memories run long and anonymity is something of a novel concept". Many lawsuits resulted from content posted on Topix. According to their petition, over 1, defamatory statements were made about them by anonymous posters, resulting in 2, allegations of defamation and libel.
Although Topix was not a party to the lawsuit, topix chat was forced to reveal the IP addresses of the posters. Initially Topix charged money to people who requested that Topix expedite the removal of negative posts.
After thirty state attorneys general protested, Topix stopped charging. Jack Conwaythe Kentucky Attorney Generalsaid the charging scheme "smacked of having to pay a fee to get your good name back". Topix LLC Type of site. News aggregator Internet media company. Palo Alto, California. WKYT News. Retrieved Jun 24, March April USA Today.
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