In South Korea, the Only Thing Worse Than Online Censorship is Secret Online Censorship

In South Korea, the Only Thing Worse Than Online Censorship is Secret Online Censorship – www.eff.org, September 6, 2011
…In July, Prof. Park decided to begin exploring the nuances of these censorship choices in his blog. Believing that a censorship regime is terrible but a secret censorship regime is even worse, he used his blog to educate people about the types of content that were being removed from the Internet in South Korea. He would publish a sample of the type of content that had been removed and include a legal discussion of the removal choice. For example, Prof. Park posted non-sexual pictures of human male anatomy, such as those found in sex education books, along with the argument that such images are not obscene and that even by the conservative Korean standards it’s enough to just place age-restrictions on access. Six of his fellow commissioners rejected the argument…

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