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April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Yahoo Answers, a question-and-answer platform that launched more than 15 years ago and became one of the largest troves of information -- and misinformation -- on the internet, is shutting down on May 4.

New York (CNN Business)Yahoo Answers, a question-and-answer platform that launched more than 15 years ago and became one of the largest troves of information -- and misinformation -- on the internet, is shutting down on May 4.

The Verizon-owned website announced the platform's cancellation Monday with a terse statement on Yahoo Answers' homepage.

"While Yahoo Answers was once a key part of Yahoo's products and services, it has become less popular over the years as the needs of our members have changed," Yahoo said in an email to Answers' users obtained by the Verge.

"To that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from Yahoo Answers to focus on products that better serve our members and deliver on Yahoo's promise of providing premium trusted content," the email continued.

For example, one of the top questions on the website Tuesday morning asks "Is Yahoo Answers being shut down because conservatives have exposed the Socialist takeover of America?"

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