BY THE DAY
Once again I've been busy monitoring what O2 and Symantec have been getting up to with regard to their censorship of human rights sites, and rather than fixing the problem things are getting worse!
Last month an article at The Register featured extensive quotes from members of the excellent UK blog MRA London regarding the censorship and hate site issue and condemning the actions of the companies responsible. The article correctly pointed out that MRA London wasn't even a victim of the censorship and they were simply concerned for their friends at avoiceformen and the wider men's movement.
Well it may well be a coincidence, or perhaps it's payback, but what we know for sure is that MRALondon have now been blocked as a "hate site" too. The MRA London team includes people such as Erin Pizzey, so Symantec are O2 and Symantec are branding as "hateful" people such as the UK's most important figure in gaining recognition and support domestic violence victims. How "hateful" it was of her to set up the world's first domestic violence shelter and support so many victims of abuse.
I've also investigated some lesser known sites and even older sites that are no longer with us to give complete picture of the situation. This demonstrates not the the sheer scale of this problem, but also just how long it has been going on for. That now makes 87 domains censored at some point, with the current total standing at 84. See my prevous article for examples of O2/Symantec's most sickening cases of censorship.
Here's all the new entires for the roll of honour, again many congratulations to all those on it:
by John Kimble