June 12, 2006
Yesterday's Capital had a strongly-worded comment piece about online censorship.
Let there be a free cyberspace!
Dear internet gods, spare us the relentless advertising, the vulgar chatrooms and child pornography sites. Spare us the deviant lies and half-truths by racists and tribalists who use cyberspace to say things that they do not have the guts to say in public. Spare us also from governments like China's, which lulls its people with shallow economic gains but clamps down on dissidents even on the internet.
Most importantly, we can do without the hypocrisy of Google and Yahoo who have effectively compromised the sovereignty of the internet by cutting a censorship deal with the Chinese.
All that is missing is a reference to blogs and link-spam.
Posted by aheavens at June 12, 2006 2:50 PM