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Dating website takes down offensive question after pressure from people with learning disabilities

Dating website OK Cupid has removed a question that is discriminatory to people with learning disabilities following protests from people with learning disabilities and charities. As part of its matching service, OK Cupid’s questionnaire contained this question: ‘Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?’ However, following pressure from Mencap – and a survey that found that the public were hostile to the question – the website has removed it. Mencap first asked OK Cupid to remove the question in May 2016 but at the time the company refused, saying that


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