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Probe into Nehru edits launched; dangers of the right to be forgotten

Jawaharlal Nehru in 1957

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  • The Wales quote sounds very much like "Censorship is suppression of speech I disagree with." It's important to remember that censorship is not necessarily bad.
  • As to intimidation being a touchstone, we use intimidation on Wikipedia, and in the wider world, to censor. It could be argued that the community sanctions are relatively mild, on their face apparently being limited to withdrawal of permission to edit Wikipedia. Actually this is not true, by limiting individuals ability to correct things said about them on Wikipedia we affect their employment prospects (something similar is celebrated by Mike Godwin elsewhere in this issue) and that includes not just subjects of articles like the professor who has claimed to have his employment prospects blighted by coverage introduced by a SPA, but Wikipedians who may not be eligible for roles that require "good standing".
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 14:11, 6 August 2015 (UTC).[reply]
I guess offensive content can be removed from Wikipedia now, so long as it's not being removed by a government. Abyssal (talk) 23:44, 11 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]


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