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LiveJournal Suspends Blogs

I found this article about LiveJournal suspending about 500 of it’s community bloggers. You can go here to see the full article.

The long and short of it is that LiveJournal received some complaints about some blogs that violates it’s user policy. They went through with a fine-tooth comb and picked out any blog that had interests including rape, incest or anything of the like. Sounds good, except there were some legitimate blogs that spoke about such topics in an effort to help themselves deal with it. Basically, it was a bad idea.

LiveJournal’s parent company has issued a “my bad” statement (that companies are getting REALLY good at these days) and has decided to go back over the suspended accounts more carefully.

This is just another example of how our society completely condones the loss of freedom. Look, I don’t agree with pedophilia or incest, or rape at ALL, but if we start taking away some freedoms, all of them will eventually be gone. We live in a day and age where the phrase “Homeland Security” is used a little too often in situations that have nothing to do with the Homeland.

Am I making a big deal out of this? Relating Homeland Security with Blogs? No, but blogs have become the easiest way for people to share their thoughts and ideas with each other and now Big Brother is stepping in and saying “yeah, but we don’t like that topic so we’ll just blindly punish all of you.”

C’mon, people. C’mon. What’s next? I’m afraid to suppose.

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August 11, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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