Thursday, May 31, 2007

another online user rebellion over censorship

another online user rebellion over censorship, this time livejournal, their official reason is they banned accounts that had to do with incest. WOW. imagine sibling rights becoming an issue in the next century.

Mass Deletion Leads to LiveJournal Revolt
from Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters by samzenpus

Green Monkey writes "LiveJournal has been suspending accounts suspected of promoting incest — except that many of them were communities for survivors of abuse and people discussing Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Even after being informed of the problem, LiveJournal apparently refuses to reinstate the banned accounts. LiveJournal's official news blog has filled up with hundreds of complaints protesting the decision, so we could have another Digg-style user rebellion brewing."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

edit: livejournal apologizes with detailed explanation on mainpage

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