Thursday, August 23, 2012

FirstPost Imposes Censorship Policy

First Post has brought in a censorship policy, bowing to the Indian govt's intimidation tactics like site blocking.

http://www.firstpost.com/living/why-weve-put-up-a-comments-moderation-policy-428027.html

They're trying to put a positive spin on their decision, explaining it as bringing necessary civility to debate. Really, they're simply trying to strait-jacket free debate and discussion according to the whims of a few.

By stooping to helping the Congress Party impose its censorship agenda on public debate, I think First Post has damaged its credibility.

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