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More Articles on LJ Debacle

The Inquirer (No not that one) points out "[I]f you want a community that burns books, does not like science fiction, suppresses talk about sexuality, or anything that departs from a norm defined by a US pressure group, then Live Journal is the place for you."

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39955

Firefox News has an article about the backlash

http://firefox.org/news/articles/408/1/Six-Apart-Deletes-500-LiveJournals-Many-Fannish/Page1.html

and a nice column by Leva Cygnet exploring the implications.

http://firefox.org/news/articles/407/1/The-Purity-Police-and-Fanfic/Page1.html

Slashdot has posted a short blurb.

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/31/0329200


ETA:
And this just in

http://news.livejournal.com/99159.html


Live Journal's CEO posted a public apology over night and promises an individual review of the suspended accounts and a restoration of those that were hit by mistake.

There are already 47 PAGES of responses at 6:58am and he posted at 12:47am.

As one blogger put it they realized "Oh no! We've pissed off our CUSTOMERS!"

Still, the whole thing was not the First Amendment's best day and I expect to see fall out for some time to come, especially if other sites get targeted by the Warriors.
Tags: interesting times, lj quirks, strikethrough, wank
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