Internet censorship: not just for dictatorships!

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    The US has started censoring internet site they don't agree with:

    http://commons.globalintegrity.org/2008/02/us-court-order-shuts-down-activist-site.html

    wikileaks.org isn't operational anymore, but it's international sites are: http://www.wikileaks.be/wiki/Main_Page

    Time Magazine calls Wikileaks:

    In a time where corporations have a strangle hold on our government I think a site like wikileaks.org is VERY important. When major news channels pull stories for fear of corporate backlash or are anything but "fair and balanced" it's crucial for us to have a 3rd party out there that can still deliver unbiased journalism that stands for truth.

    Noir's thread about comcast threatening to pull his Internet is a good example of a form of corporate bullying that should be illegal because if they start with movies they can easily suppress other acts they deem "illegal".
     
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    SumofGod will not be silenced.
     
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    superman4ever hates America. :o
     
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    I have the same feeling, but we're heading down a very slippery slope that scares me. My parents come from a dictatorship, Iraq, and came to America to get away from that type of government where censorship and an iron fist were dominant tools of suppression.

    I dunno it's been bugging me lately...I just hate that our politicians are in lobbiest hands.

    I just read Naomi Wolf's End of America book and that didn't help.
     
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    A lot of people are tired of corporations and lobbyists basically dictating policy to our government. Hell, all the Presidential candidates are making a point of saying the are against all that. Reality is that it will take time to get rid of these lobbyist jackasses and start changing things for the better in our government. I'm glad to see the EFF all over this one.

    jag
     
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    Seriously, thank G-d for the EFF and just the internet in general. I just hope it stays free...
     
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    ***News Flash***

    America is a dictatorship. It's just a more laid back, deceptive one.
     
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    Quiet, you, or I'll report you for "processing"! :cmad:

    jag
     
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    No, it's for mods too
     

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