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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ark. Blog: Cyber-censored

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:34 AM

A Little Rock School District employee complained last night that access to the Arkansas Blog had been blocked on Little Rock School District computers. I inquired and got a return call from a district lawyer!?!

He said he'd been informed that our blog had not been targeted. But it apparently was blocked as a result of a "filter" that blocks sites for offensive language and other content. Our specific violation? Unclear. A School District communications employee mentioned coarse language in the comments section, but it was unclear if this was just her observation or an explanation for the blockage. I also haven't been able to determine yet if this is a permanent roadblock. Comments are, after all, archived forever.

I'm expecting to hear more. Meanwhile, I'd ask readers in the district to check periodically and report.

UPDATE: The site is off probation.

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