Tag Archives: Filtering

NIMBY

Human filtering in my own backyard…well, an hour away, but still scary.

And I thought this stuff didn’t happen on LI. Hah.

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More On Human Filtering

PZ Myers – “[W]e don’t see school boards screaming to remove Chuck Colson’s books from the shelves because the author is a convicted felon, which seems to me to be a much more serious indicator of moral turpitude than atheism, nor do we see a call to eject books by Ann Coulter because she is incredibly stupid, and is therefore a poor role model for students.”

OK, I lied. I’m blogging tonight.

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Focus on Judy Blume

Colleen Diskin – “Many of them spent their puberty reading Blume’s adolescent novels. Now they were bringing their grade-schoolers to meet one of the country’s most censored authors.”

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More on Filtering

John Woolfolk – “Porn star and former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey gets blocked. So do circumcision critics. But a pantyless Britney Spears? Not always.”

California is going through some rough times these days. I wonder if Arnold’s old shenanigans gets blocked too.

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Filtering From San Jose to Sacramento

Ed Fletcher – “A contingent of conservative library board members is pushing the Sacramento Public Library to adopt a new policy aimed at ensuring library computer users do not access pornographic images.”

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Filtering Revisited

John Woolfolk – “A decade after San Jose rejected blocking access to sexually explicit material on library computers, a city councilman says it’s time to reconsider that decision.”

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Adventures in Blocking Library Blogs

VWB – “[T]he technology department got us right where it hurt…nothing got thru except for Library Stuff and some Teacher Tube videos.”

Yay! I didn’t get blocked. That’s because I’m not allowed to use foul language on LS. ;-)

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More on Human Filtering – The Bad Kind

gjovaag – “Vigilante censorship doesn’t work.”

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More on Human Filtering – The Bad Kind

Edythe Jensen – “Patrons’ complaints about the Phoenix New Times and comedian George Carlin’s audio book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? could lead to the publications being yanked from library shelves if the Chandler Library Board agrees they’re too racy, irreverent or politically incorrect for public consumption.”

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More on Human Filtering – The Bad Kind

Daniel Hartill – “A Lewiston woman wants to keep local children from seeing an acclaimed sex education book, “It’s Perfectly Normal.” So she checked out copies from the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries. And she won’t give them back.”

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