[WikiEN-l] "Censorship" of images on the Arabic Wikipedia

geni geniice at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 01:20:59 UTC 2008

On 21/02/2008, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:
> geni schrieb:
> > On 21/02/2008, Raphael Wegmann <raphael at psi.co.at> wrote:
>  >> Sure. There's a heated debate with strong backing on the "no-censorship"
>  >>  and the "remove images" sides. The "hide/show" feature could be an
>  >>  acceptable compromise for both sides.
>  >
>  > Why?
>  >
> Because it provides a solution for both. Everybody can decide
>  for themselves whether he wants to see those images or not.

Going by the amount of media coverage it would appear that a large
number of people already have that choice.

> How is it censorship, when all you have to do is click a link?
>  Is your computer censoring the internet, because you have to click
>  the browser icon before you can surf the internet?
>  Is your browser censoring Wikipedia, because you have to click
>  on the bookmark before it shows you the Wikipedia page?

Censorship is the action of placing barriers between people an
information. You are trying to place an unnecessary barrier between
people and information.


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