posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:03 AM
I have noticed in several threads of late, ATS posters not being able to see Internet sites because of government blackouts and regulations. It seems
unfathomable that Canada cannot access The Daily Show and China, could not access youtube because of a temporary restriction. How many of you out
there are restricted and what countries are you in? I think this may be a serious problem worth quantifying and qualifying. Are there threads any of
you are aware of dealing with this global censor issue and understanding how deep the varying degrees of restrictions go?
It concerns me because the internet has connected people, thoughts and ideas across borders. It has created intellectual relationships through
discussion and time. The type of censorship in varying degrees which becomes apparent in threads because posters can't see what other posters have
internet access to is concerning at a minimum.
I wonder if most of us don't realize how restricted we could very well be? How many of us rely on search engines to find our information? How
scrubbed are these search engines? Is controversial information which sheds light on corruption, collusion, conspiracy and monopoly being buried and
removed? It appears so based on thread after thread we read where one of us posts that the information is now only available in cache and has been
removed. How systemic is this cover-up?
If any of you are willing to lend your time, talent and expertise; I believe many of us would benefit from a look at this problem specifically. Who
is blocked and where are you in general? What accesses and what information areas are being censored or scrubbed? When is this happening? Why would
this be done specifically....is there a visible agenda? How are they doing this - who are the players and what are their methods?
When knowledge, information and communication are restricted individuals are more reliant on TPTB to determine our views, opinions and personal
actions. That...is dangerous.
Thanks for any help in understanding this issue....that divides us.
[edit on 14-3-2009 by DancedWithWolves]