Posts tagged ‘censorship’

January 9, 2012

Keep Your Tweet Shut

A story that may have been buried in all the season’s festivities about the US Senate trying to force Twitter to close/block accounts believed to be registered to terrorist groups such as the Taliban and Al Shabab from Sudan.  Reports have also claimed that Israel has threatened Twitter with legal action if they do not close Hezbollah accounts.

So…free speech is only okay with the expressed permission of the USA. 

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September 29, 2011

Banned Books

A book festival with a different angle, British librarians got together to select  must-read books that were once banned.

It’s great reading about the reasons particular titles were banned and the reasons various nations, states or authorities gave for banning books.  Some of the messages they read between the lines seem ridiculous

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March 22, 2011

Special Friendship Indeed

The Guardian reported today that the BBC World Service is to receive US State Department funding

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