Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lieberman: Remove Terrorist Videos!

Senator Joe Lieberman has asked Google "to immediately remove content produced by Islamist terrorist organizations from YouTube."

Google responded by "removing a number of videos from the site, primarily because they depicted gratuitous violence, advocated violence, or used hate speech." They did not remove all of the videos requested by the Senator because they "did not contain violent or hate speech content" and thus did not violate YouTube's Community Guidelines.

Senator Lieberman stated his belief, in a letter sent today, that all videos mentioning or featuring these groups should be removed from YouTube -- even legal nonviolent or non-hate speech videos. While we respect and understand his views, YouTube encourages free speech and defends everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. We believe that YouTube is a richer and more relevant platform for users precisely because it hosts a diverse range of views, and rather than stifle debate we allow our users to view all acceptable content and make up their own minds. Of course, users are always free to express their disagreement with a particular video on the site, by leaving comments or their own response video. That debate is healthy.

via rawstory

Steve Ballmer Gets Egged

Friday, May 02, 2008

Wikipedia Blocks DoJ Computers

From WikiNews:
Wikinews has learned that a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) IP Address has been blocked on Wikipedia after making edits to an article which were considered "vandalism". In two separate instances, the IP address from the DOJ removed information from the Wikipedia article about the organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), regarding an attempt by the organization to secretly gain influence on the site. The IP address has been confirmed by Wikinews to be registered and used by the DOJ located in Washington, D.C.

Amy and David Goodman Interview

It was a pleasure to have Amy Goodman and her brother David join us in-studio last week to talk about their new book Standing Up to the Madness, and the general state of things.

- Listen to the interview -