It turns out that the filters were, of course, blocking unintended information..
The government had gotten complaints from end users that "the filters also prevented them from viewing sites about AIDS, anti-racism efforts and even Kenneth Starr's report urging the impeachment of President Clinton.
There is a story on the AP Wire
today that talks about how the South American country of Guyana has decided to lift restrictions on free speech on the Internet.
The article states "Programmers will begin removing software filters as early as Monday, Information Minister Moses Nagamootoo was quoted as saying in Sunday newspapers."
It seems that once again, the ideals of freedom have defeated the ideas of censorship.
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