after a satire site
ran a piece about Exxon Mobile turning billions of climate-change
victims into a brand-new fuel called Vivoleum, the site got a shut down
notice from its ISP.
Yes Men's Vivoleum.com was cut off by Broadview Networks who demanded
that the Yes Men remove all mention of Exxon from TheYesMen.org site
before they'd restore the site's email.
Yes Men believe that the only thing that would motivate Broadview to
act in that way is if Exxon Mobile had rung them personally.
While oil barons are not renowned for their sense of humour, the Yes
Men think they might have stumbled across a real story here.
"Since parody is protected under US law, Exxon must think that people
seeing the site will think Vivoleum's a real Exxon product," a spokes
The site is now up again.
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