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December 3, 2010 10:47 AM   Subscribe

As politicians freak out about wikileaks some people are beginning to publicly voice their reservations about the backlash which is now in full flow.
Glenn Greenwald: - The moral standards of WikiLeaks critics
The Atlantic: Dave Samuels : - The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange.
This is as the odiose Washington Times calls for Assange's assination.
Freedom of Speech is also queried by Christian Science Monitor : - WikiLeaks and Amazon: A free speech issue?
Robert Tate at Valleywag asks : - Amazon.com Evicts Wikileaks. Who's Next?
and Hal Roberts at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society writes:
...as a society, we have reached a place where the only way to protect some sorts of speech on the Internet is through one of only a couple dozen core Internet organizations. Totally ceding decisions about control of politically sensitive speech to that handful of actors, without any legal process or oversight, is a bad idea (worse even than ceding decision to grandstanding politicians). The problem is that an even worse option is to cede these decisions about what content gets to stay up to the owners of the botnets capable of executing large ddos attacks.
posted by adamvasco (7 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Recent thread is still hopping, take this stuff there if it isn't already. -- cortex



 
Library of Congress blocks all access to WikiLeaks

This country deserves to fall.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:49 AM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


There's a very active WikiLeaks post still going.
posted by proj at 10:52 AM on December 3, 2010


"Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you're really in favor of free speech, then you're in favor of freedom of speech for precisely for views you despise. Otherwise, you're not in favor of free speech. "

Otherwise, you're not in favor of free speech.
posted by ReWayne at 10:52 AM on December 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


forgot to attribute above quote... Was Chomsky, of course :P
posted by ReWayne at 10:53 AM on December 3, 2010


Editorialize much, do we? Also, it's spelt 'odious'.
posted by unSane at 10:56 AM on December 3, 2010


unSane, I'm more curious about what assination involves.
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:58 AM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Library of Congress blocks all access to WikiLeaks

This country deserves to fall.


The Library of Congress is a government organization. Under the law, government agencies must take steps to prevent the dissemination of classified materials. Further, under the law, government employees may not knowingly review classified material without a "need to know" basis.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:58 AM on December 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


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