Friday, February 3, 2012

BBC News - Google changes enable 'per country' blog takedowns

BBC News - Google changes enable 'per country' blog takedowns

Et tu, Google and Blogger? This gives me some incentive to leave Blogger altogether sadly. Not that I have been an overly great blogger, either in frequency or quality, and they would probably be happy to see me go. But, that's beside the point. The point is, I really wish these companies would stop pandering to every country with a complaint. This is just giving countries more controls over their people and what they want them to see and experience. It is not a positive thing. People everywhere deserve the freedom and opportunity to read what they wish to read, or enjoy whatever content they wish to enjoy, no? This only gives governments the freedom to restrict the freedom of their citizens.

Sad move, especially on the heals of Twitter tweets being blocked in certain countries now. As far as I am concerned, the only tweets that should be blocked are Justin Bieber related ones. That will truly help society as a whole!

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