October 05, 2006

DailyKos Now UnBlacklisted by SmartFilter from "Profanity", "Mature"

Following-up, the DailyKos censorware blacklisting is now minimal:

DailyKos UnBlacklisted Profanity,Mature By SmartFilter

There's various ways this incident can be viewed - e.g. whether you consider it a big problem that a site can be prevented from being read in many places (including certain public libraries) via being added to a secret blacklist, or whether you want to say that the censorware maker didn't want to push this cause-celebre so that proves censorware is responsive, or maybe even that nobody in the real world cares about a ranty political forum site so it doesn't matter.

Last week was the American Library Association's "Banned Book Week". Sadly, my idea of "Banned Websites Week" is now just futile blog-posts of what could have been.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on October 05, 2006 10:29 PM (Infothought permalink)
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