[NetBehaviour] Wikipedia removes ACMA-censored link.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Mar 20 11:56:15 CET 2009
Wikipedia removes ACMA-censored link.
Editors at Wikipedia have removed a link to an ACMA-blacklisted web site
that sat uncontested for over 24 hours in the main body of ACMA's
The link, which directs readers to a site containing graphic imagery of
aborted foetuses, was inserted into ACMA's Wikipedia entry by a
campaigner against Internet filtering to determine whether Australia's
communications regulator had a double-standard when it came to censoring
The very same link, inserted in a post on broadband forum Whirlpool,
motivated ACMA to serve the forum's hosting company Bulletproof Networks
a 'link deletion notice' and the threat of an $11,000 fine.
After many hours unnoticed on ACMA's Wikipedia page, the link became the
subject of "warring" between several Wikipedia administrators in the
lead up to it's removal.
Administrator 'Nunh-huh' deleted the link first and warned users not to
"misuse Wikipedia by using it to tweak the nose of your local censor."
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