Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Reason Why Section 13 is Kaput

The pro-censorship gang wants to reinvigorate Section 13, the censorship component of Canada's "Human Rights" Act, by placing the entire Internet within its bailiwick--as if that's even feasible, much less desirable. (A Canadian "Human Rights" Tribunal judge has ruled that a 1990 Supreme Court judgement upholding Section 13 was no longer pertinent because it was made in a pre-Internet era; the CHRC is appealing that decision.) However, the New York Times is reporting that a Simon Wiesenthal study reveals that "haters" are turning away from the traditional websites and are using social networking pages instead.

What are you going to do now, censors? Use Section 13 to shut down facebook, myspace and twitter? Rots of ruck with that.

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