2008/12/9 Anthony <wikimail(a)inbox.org>rg>:
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Isabell Long
I do see why they have censored it, it could have
been offensive in
some way to certain people, but I think that there are many more
potentially offensive things on en.wikipedia than that.
- images of child sexual abuse* hosted anywhere in the world
- criminally obscene content hosted in the UK
- incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK
My understanding is that for material of the first class in the UK,
they get it taken down rather than (possibly in addition to?)
filtering - it can't be legally hosted here anyway, so if they've
found it they may as well move on to stage two!
However, whilst their remit does encompass "normal" criminally obscene
material (as it were) and the more malignant types of racial hatred,
it's not clear what that means in practice. The reports I've read seem
to indicate that they don't actively do anything about these types of
material, perhaps due to lack of resources or of clear guidelines on
what they should be dealing with, and instead concentrate (almost?)
entirely on child abuse material.
Of course, it's hard to say withy any degree of certainty, because the
blockees tend not to issue press releases on a regular basis...
- Andrew Gray