Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Popline, continued

More on the Popline case, where administrators at Johns Hopkins blocked searches on "abortion" and related terms. USAID claims that they never asked for this action and Popline overreacted to some complaints about specific articles. This is probably true, but I don't consider it an innocent mistake. It's an indication of how far the expectation of censorship has gone in this country, when people begin to censor themselves even more than the government demands of them.

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