[Foundation-l] Blog from Sue about censorship, editorial judgement, and image filters

Bishakha Datta bishakhadatta at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 06:27:07 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> If you want to make a valid counterargument, say that you are worried that
> some censorious
> ISPs and countries might use our category definitions as a starting point
> for a bolt-on
> censorship system that restricts access to these images. However, be clear
> that then it
> would be *them* who would be hiding our content, not us. The worst you can
> accuse us of
> is that we made it easier for them.

That does worry me though.

> We'd still be in good company, as all other major
> websites, including Google, YouTube and Flickr, use equivalent systems,
> systems that are
> widely accepted.

I thought youtube had community guidelines where users could report images
they found offensive and those were removed from the site - although from
these guidelines it is not clear how many users need to complain before
something is taken down. 1? 10? 100? 1000?

I can't link the guidelines, they're coming in Korean at Seoul airport,
where I am.

So I thought we were actually proposing something quite different from
youtube, for instance.


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