September 20, 2004

Military censors, CNN casualty page

Eric Umansky reports on the the site being censorware'd, along with a CNN casualty page (thanks, Lis).

As a non-echo aspect for this post, I'll point out that some echoing of his report has elided a subtle aspect. It's clear in his original post that the banning message "Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Extreme;Politics/Religion"" (that's SmartFilter) refers to a different, earlier, example of banning "The Memory Hole". But that message doesn't necessarily apply to the current incident - no specific messages are cited.

A spokesman's response (Captain Chris Karns) indicates this banning is apparently intentional, not "collateral damage".

[Note to people who aren't my regular blog-readers - I've done extensive censorware investigations but lack of support/legal risk drove me to quit and stop research. ]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on September 20, 2004 01:51 AM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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