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US Bill to ban Wikipedia

Senator wants it to join the Everywhere Girl
Mon Feb 19 2007, 09:12
US SENATOR Ted "tubes" Stevens's latest Interweb law, designed to protect kiddies from online predators, could result in the end of Wikipedia, according to Computer World.

Senate bill 49, which among other things, requires that any school or library that gets federal Internet subsidies has to block access to "interactive Web sites".

According to Computer World, that will mean all social networking sites, blogs and of course Wikipedia. MySpace, of course, would certainly be banned.

Wikipedia's sin is that it is interactive, and according to Steven's bill it makes it possible for a paedophile to use it to seduce a child. Interactivity, apparently, does that sort of thing.

If the law goes ahead it looks like burning interactive books will be come the latest fashion in the "land of the free" in the name of protecting children from the perils of encyclopaedias.

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