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WSJ, WaPo, NYT Spread False Internet Law Claims | Cato @ Liberty
Rebutting nonsense about the supposed publisher/platform distinction in Section 230 of the US's Communications Decency Act. From the Cato Institute, so can't be dismissed as leftist propaganda.
law  censorship  internet 
october 2019 by pw201
Paris attacks: unless we overcome fear, self-censorship will spread| Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer
Cohen argues that Western journalists had already given in. "My friend and comrade Maajid Nawaz was a jihadi before he converted to liberalism and understands the totalitarian mind. He says that people still do not realise that radical Islamists do not just want to impose their taboos at gunpoint. They want to “create a civil war” so that European Muslims accept that they can only live in the caliphate; to encourage the rise of the white far-right so that ordinary coexistence becomes impossible. If they win one demand, as they are winning in Britain, then they will up the tension and move to another."
censorship  charlie-hebdo  islam  free  speech  islamism 
january 2015 by pw201
The Porn Block Fiasco goes mainstream « Complicity
"The knowledge that attempting to block porn on the internet is bound to backfire has now gone mainstream. (BBC News, Telegraph) Well, there’s a temptation to say “we told you so”, because we did. Repeatedly. So far, sites we know that are subject to overblocking on either TalkTalk and BT include BishUK (a sexual education site for teenagers), LGBTfriend, Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Sexual Abuse Scotland, Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline and Reducing The Risk (Another domestic abuse help site)."
porn  internet  censorship  talktalk  sex  filtering  david-cameron 
december 2013 by pw201
Striking Back Against Censorship — Blog — WordPress.com
Wordpress files suit against two people who misused the provisions of the USA's Digital Millenium Copyright Act to suppress speech about them they don't like. Bravo to Wordpress, though as the miscreants are in the UK and India, I'm not sure how much good a California court will do.
wordpress  dmca  copyright  law  legal  censorship 
november 2013 by pw201
www.me.uk RevK's rants: Censoring the Internet
Chap who runs an ISP goes to dinner with some MPs and discusses filtering.
politics  uk  porn  filtering  censorship  isp  internet 
october 2013 by pw201
BBC News - Leaked letter shows ISPs and government at war
Dave wants a scheme were people uncheck a box to get pr0n described as "default on" filtering, allowing him to claim victory without the ISPs changing what they're doing.
politics  pornograpy  porn  censorship  internet  david-cameron 
july 2013 by pw201
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules | New Republic
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech
law  twitter  speech  google  islam  censorship  facebook 
may 2013 by pw201
Atheists face Muslim-led censorship from UCL Union
The atheist society at UCL posted a Jesus and Mo cartoon as the image accompanying their Facebook event. One Muslim objected as the cartoon depicts Mohammed (what the Muslim was doing looking at the Facebook page for an atheist event isn't clear). The UCL student union got a complaint from someone and asked them to take it down. They refused. The story got picked up by atheist blogs and Dawkins Our Leader and hence the newspapers. The union backed down though there's still the vague threat in the air that the atheist soc might be guilty of bullying or harassment.

Hopefully the media attention has put the fear of God into the Union and they won't be so silly in future. Muslims do not have the right not to be offended.
richard-dawkins  dawkins  ucl  university  censorship  religion  islam 
january 2012 by pw201
Concern for Those Who Screen the Web for Barbarity - NYTimes.com
"An Internet content reviewer, Mr. Bess sifts through photographs that people upload to a big social networking site and keeps the illicit material — and there is plenty of it — from being posted." Rule 34 applies: some of these people end up needing counselling, apparently.
censorship  filtering  internet  porn  pornography  social-networks 
july 2010 by pw201
GodBlock - Protect your children
"GodBlock is a web filter that blocks religious content. It is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions." Via Metafilter
religion  atheism  software  censorship  children  web  internet  god  funny  parody  filter 
july 2010 by pw201
Penn Jillette Is Willing to Be a Guest on Adolf Hitler's Talk Show | Little Gold Men | Vanity Fair
Penn on why he went on Glenn Beck's show, among other things. Hugely quotable: "Well remember, the Catholic League is just one divorced guy in his garage. Or as Teller and I like to say, the Catholic League and his wife. I love that it's called hate speech when you have the audacity to suggest that pederasty and child rape might not be a good idea."
religion  penn-jillette  magic  media  catholicism  islamism  islam  censorship 
june 2010 by pw201
“The Connection Has Been Reset”
"China’s Great Firewall is crude, slapdash, and surprisingly easy to breach. Here’s why it’s so effective anyway."
china  government  internet  surveillance  censorship  politics  firewall  tcp/ip 
march 2008 by pw201
The latest incident of oppression of the masses by LJ/6A
A sensible post on LJ's latest debacle, pointing out that LJ is a business and doesn't care whether you can write your Snape/Hermoine slash.
LJ  fandom  slash  livejournal  strikethrough2007  censorship 
may 2007 by pw201

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