Prickly Posts Fell BBC-Run Thorn Tree Travel Forum

by Blogburger on December 27, 2012

Lonely Planet, the travel guide and guidebook giant, has temporarily closed Thorn Tree, a popular online travel forum, because of pedophilia-related posts. The BBC, which bought out Lonely Planet in 2011, made the decision to take Thorn Tree offline. BBC executives, who were reportedly tipped off by a user who pointed out “swearing and posts that discussed topics related to pedophilia,” said the forum was shuttered because numerous posts did not meet the site’s standards.


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