Thursday, October 12, 2006

Is the internet censored?

Today one of my friends sent me a link to a video that poured weak fuel on the 9/11 conspiracy theory. I won't post a link to it here. I don't want to add to the link count and drive up the videos ranking. I was offended by the intellectual insults that flowed during the opening moments I could tolerate sitting through. Thin and contortionistic logic -- stuff that my 12 year old son would have countered with ease -- was passed as "facts." No, this was not the video that Popular Mechanics already completely discredited, but it was of the same genera.

Then I stumbled across this article by Robert Cox. Interesting proposition. Will a capitalist system self-censor opinions other than those of the owners? His "web 2.0" reference is a head-fake since that title is normally associated with more dynamic ajax driven sites, but the questions he brings up should be pondered.