Via Dave Farber's IP list, a pointer to 'This Machine Kills Fascists', a story of self-censorship in the age of Ashcroftian exercises of public power.
I'm saddened to so quickly find such a powerful example of the third of my four reasons for concern in the previous post
I don’t get it. Siva decides to temporarily remove a sign with a vague reference to killing people to avoid confusing security guards, and this is “a powerful example” of how we are creating a police state? Huh?
To sum up, airport security is a particularly touchy area, so while I don’t doubt there are other examples of self-censorship that fit within the third example, I don’t think this is a particularly probative one.
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