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Erris's Journal: More Military Censorship: All Blogs Blocked by US Airforce. 1

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The US Military has already curtailed what servicemen are allowed to write on the net. Now the US Air Force "Cyber Control" would tell people what they can read. Anything other than big publisher news is forbidden.

Until recently, each major command of the Air Force had some control over what sites their troops could visit, the Air Force Times reports. Then the Air Force Network Operations Center, under the service's new "Cyber Command," took over.

AFNOC has imposed bans on all sites with "blog" in their URLs, thus cutting off any sites hosted by Blogspot. Other blogs, and sites in general, are blocked based on content reviews performed at the base, command and AFNOC level ... "Often, we block first and then review exceptions," said Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, a Cyber Command spokesman.

"Basically ... if it's a place like The New York Times, an established, reputable media outlet, then it's fairly cut and dry that that's a good source, an authorized source," said Maj. Henry Schott, A5 for Air Force Network Operations.

Plenty of people are objecting to this and previous censorship. Good luck to service men who want to see movies of their kids on YouTube.

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More Military Censorship: All Blogs Blocked by US Airforce.

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  • Can our military services condone unsupervised independent thought? What if personnel hear conflicting opinions of the efficacy or purpose of their mission? And won't some one please think of the children?

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