August 13, 2007

What of these claims that ATT censors political speech?

There has been quite a bit of attention paid to the recent censoring of Pearl Jam's performance. ATT claims that it was an error related to their policy of editing out profanity, but Pearl Jam and advocates of net neutrality are crying foul. The Stoller post excerpts a speech from FCC commissioner Michael Copps, and also notes this Wired blog which is trying to gather evidence that ATT censored Wayne Coyne (and others) at Bonnaroo. (As you may know, I have a soft spot for the Flaming Lips, but I can't imagine why anyone would want to want to censor Wayne Coyne.) Now that they've been confronted with additional claims of political censorship, ATT seems to be changing its tune.


Posted by binky at August 13, 2007 09:35 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Corporate Bullshit | Free Speech | Liberty | Media | Music

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