Monday, 29 November 2010

Wikileaks: The Beginning of Internet Censorship?

Maybe the intent of the Wikileaks organisation is noble, maybe it's not. There are plenty of people on the internet alleging collusion with various anti-American organisations. I can't comment on that much except to say they sound like the usual unproven underground conspiratorial rantings.

What I can say is that this could be the start of serious internet censorship. As benign as Wikileaks seems, the effect of dumping masses of sensitive American documents into the public domain can have only one result: the tightening of restrictions on the internet. I'm sure the highly embarrassed political elite in the US is right now drawing up plans to stop something similar happening in the future.

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