Users blast ethical internet portal over ties with WorldCom, Christian Aid's ethical internet service provider, has come under attack from users for its relationship with beleaguered telecoms giant WorldCom.

WorldCom, which is currently under investigation for alleged fraud and mishandled accounting, not only connects's customers to the internet, but is the headline sponsor on the site.

The charity is contracted to WorldCom as a supplier and sponsor for a further nine months, and is in talks with its lawyers over protecting its assets. Complaints have appeared on the site's discussion boards questioning the charity's dealings with the company.

"To be linked to one of the biggest scandals in corporate history is unfortunate,

said Georgina Burge, corporate and trusts manager at Christian Aid. "We are currently reviewing our position with WorldCom, and are aware of the concerns of our users. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we're running an ethically sound operation."

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