Browsing All posts tagged under »censorship«

Censored News as Manufactured Corporate Products

January 17, 2012 by


As many noteworthy events unfold in these United States and elsewhere (National Defence Authorisation Act, for example), the disconnect between what is perceived important by people, and what is presented as important to people, is increasingly jarring. Calls of ‘censorship’ are growing, and with good reason: The lack of meaningful news, especially from domestic news […]

Open Letter to Facebook

January 19, 2011 by


This is the email I sent in reply to this message from Facebook, regarding my account deletion. Dear Tommy, I hope this finds you well. I didn’t expect anything other than this reply, to be honest, and I’m not writing to appeal. Frankly, I knew the decision was final, because this decision is both fallacious, […]

Self-Defence for WikiLeaks Supporters

January 17, 2011 by


It seems that my account being deleted was just the first play in a larger programme of censorship on Facebook. I’m reading reports from the WikiLeaks discussion board that posts of a handful of people are getting changed by a mysterious hand. Additionally, walls have been unilaterally deactivated, and a list of nearly 500 of […]

How Not to Censor a Discussion Board

January 9, 2011 by


The censor must, of course, read everything. By ‘the censor’, I don’t mean an individual, of course, but rather a system. Most likely this is composed of a passive and active level; the passive is a text crawler, which then sorts posts by user. From there, certain keywords and keyphrases are analysed, and reports are […]

UAE Prison Camps, and Angry Policy Advisors

January 9, 2011 by


I’m trying to reconstruct various threads I started on Facebook. Here’s one which some might not want to be read. Is there a chance that this got my account deactivated? *** This is from 05ABUDHABI2178 Go here for original cable: Full excerpt is at the end of this post. Important line: Ambassador thanked Interior […]

To my friends:

January 9, 2011 by


I’m following you as a lurker on the WikiLeaks board. You’re all very kind! I’m humbled by the effort put into recovering our conversations from the maw of censorship. I’m glad I have been of service to you all. 🙂 I’ll be doing what I can to reconstruct many of my posts, and elaborate upon […]