France pushing nationwide internet censorship

13 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in mind control, police, surveillance | 2 Comments »

Hmmm, I wonder if they’ll add to the blacklist, given that I’ve declared myself a terrorist

From The Inquirer:

French Government decides to censor the Internet

Keep your Égalité and Fraternité but shove your Liberté!

10 June 2008

THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT has apparently decided that it doesn’t much like being democratic, and that it would rather like to censor the Internet instead.

Not content with simply limiting itself to blocking despicable child sex abuse, a move three major ISPs in the US also agreed to today, the French government feels it necessary to go a radical step further and decide for its citizens whether or not they can view content it considers inappropriately racist and or linked to terrorism.

In fact, worse still is that any site is now game for a French blockade, as Sarkozy’s government is inviting people to send in huge long lists of sites which offend their delicate sensibilities. The French government, which will purportedly be able to receive complaints from Internet users in real time, will be able to add sites to a so called “black list”, which it will then force national ISPs to block.

  1. 2 Responses to “France pushing nationwide internet censorship”

  2. By jon on 13 June 2008

    blocking child sex abuse websites prevents law enforcement entities from actually enforcing the law and arresting people having sex with children — unless you create secret privilege between the ISP and the LEOs.

    and you know what that means.

  3. By Royce Christian on 14 June 2008

    That’s ludicrous! Do the French government really think their employees are going to be bothered to sift through all the page addresses to find the truly criminal? It seems to me that thousands of websites are going to get banned, simply because some ‘concerned citizen’ of minority x decides that minority y offends him. You’re going to have almost the entirety of the independent web page community banned.

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