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+ - Congress removing torture references from CIA report's Wikipedia page -> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "Attempts to remove a description of the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation techniques' as an euphemism for torture from the report's Wikipedia page have been made from a computer with an IP address registered to United States Senate.

There has been at least two occasions where an attempt to take out the torture reference has been using a computer from inside Congress."

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Comment: Losing Literature (Score 2) 55

by Mikkeles (#48410129) Attached to: Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

It may make more sense to concentrate on those lower in the list. The works of highly rated authors are likely to remain available anyway whereas those of lower rated authors are more likely to be lost.
    Admittedly, the loss may be deserved, but I am willing to bet there are some (if not many) that will be more highly appreciated in a century or so.

Comment: Re:What could possibly (Score 1) 316

Oh, I agree; restricting speech has to be very carefully considered and continually evaluated based to deal with edge conditions and resulting effects. I was merely pointing out consequences of the stated, proposed limitations. (For example, here in Canada, they had to places special exemptions in the hate speech legislation to allow the Bible and Koran.)

If there is speech to be banned, it would be best if it were up to me ;)

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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