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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Censorship in Action!

Look at this story on Marketwatch about the Federal Reserve. Look at the Google Cache version of the page. Look at it quickly, before the Google cache expires. (I noticed, because someone in one of the comments referenced my blog, and Google search picked up the backlink.)

A lot of the reader comments were critical of the Federal Reserve!

This is a common trick that mainstream media sources use. If the comments on a story show a viewpoint that needs to be censored, then the comments are purged!

Many mainstream media sources moderate/censor their comments. This provides the illusion of openness, while maintaining censorship.


Anonymous said...

Thanks to the internet, more and more people are becoming aware of what the Fed is and how it works.

The internet is doing a good job breaking the mainstream media monopoly. Government is working feverishly to try and shut down free speech on it.

eagledove9 said...

oops... Something might have changed between the time when you wrote this blog and when I clicked those links, but: it seems like one of the links (the google cache link) goes to page 1 of the comments and the other link (the live web page) goes to page 5 of the comments. I clicked page 1 on the live page, and it went back to the beginning, where the original anti-fed comments were posted. The google cached version doesn't go all the way down to the bottom, where the numbers 1-5 are written for you to click on. I wonder if that's how it originally looked.

FSK said...

Maybe they had a problem with their website.

I have "NoScript" enabled in my browser. I think that's why I saw the comments on the Google cache but not on the original page. I unblocked NoScript and then I saw the page.

This seems like a false censorship accusation. I've heard of that happening elsewhere, though.

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