How far has political discourse fallen that 140 characters, in a language as concise as Chinese, is considered sufficient space to provide political commentary that is not only worth reading, but worth censoring?
France is calling for technology that filters unlicensed music and movies from the Internet, while South Korea imposed rules requiring internet users to register for video-sharing sites with their real names.
I hope I am completely misguided in my assumption that the newly censored Adult Services section of Craigslist will now push sex slave industries' operatives into new, decentralized, shadier and even more clandestine platforms.
Long before I knew what and who ICM Registry and Stuart Lawley were, I had decided that, although .XXX sounds great upon first hearing, it doesn't sound good for very long once the many real world implications are considered.
While internet censorship has vast implications for press freedoms, it is also becoming the favorite tool of government "theologians" -- administrators who defend a nation's civil religion to consolidate state power.
The Chinese people, for the most part, have been unaware of what the government does not let them see. Never before has the government, in its regulation of internet content, cut off access to a website regularly used by so many of its own citizens.