Friday, August 04, 2006
Bad Press for Prof = $126
USA Today article from 8/04/06
The blog host site stated it had no right to remove the comments from the blog, but has decided to delete comments deemed offensive in the future.
The article also mentions that China has an Internet "police force", but it does not elaborate on what they do or how much power they hold.
This all leaves me wondering what the implications will be here in the US. Does a blog hosting site have the right to delete or censor the remarks of its bloggers? Would this kind of accountability change the way teenagers and 20-somethings post to myspace?
Would this ruling have gone the same way in this country? My suspicion is we won't have to wait long to get the answer.
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