“Information doesn’t want to be free,” writes the sci-fi novelist and activist Cory Doctorow, “people want to be free.”
Even if it's an honest mistake, blocking useful sexual health and LGBT resources constitutes an inevitable encroach upon online civil liberties.
It would be nice to think that the rot of rank misogyny was confined to fringe sites populated by lunatics. But it is found all over the web - and it's silencing its victims. Fighting it is not the same as censorship.
Parents and educators alike know they can do everything in their power to stop kids from being exposed to stuff that isn't 'age appropriate', but they'll find it sooner or later, whether we like it or not. Should we worry?
Pornography is often used as an excuse to enact a wider scale clampdown.
A party at the dissident artist's studio in Shanghai goes ahead without its host.
Service provider ordered to block site after posting of racist videos.