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[ NNSquad ] Sen. Lieberman grandstanding again, wants a Google Blogger "Terrorism Reporting Link"
Sen. Lieberman grandstanding again, wants a Google Blogger "Terrorism Reporting Link" http://j.mp/sNrKJ0 (Talking Points Memo) "Now Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) wants Google to implement a policy explicitly banning terrorist material on their Blogger servers and set up a YouTube-style "flag" system to bring such material to Google's attention." - - - Ah, Sen. Joe is at it again. Since all Google Blogger blogs are already replete with "Report Abuse" links, and my reading of the Blogger ToS would suggest that the blog in question would now likely violate those terms, the need for ToS changes or explicit "Report an Evil Terrorist!" links would seem superfluous at best. And in fact, in response to my query, Google informed me that the blog in question had been independently flagged for review and violates Google's existing policies. Since Lieberman has shown some disdain for due process in such matters in the past, perhaps he is concerned that the blog wasn't instantly pulled down before such a review is completed. But the blog does not appear to be an imminent threat, and I would assert that existing Google policies are handling this situation just fine. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com