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Comcast Affiliated News Site Censors Article About Internet Freedom
Posted on Aug 1, 2014
A “telecom industry-affiliated lobbying group successfully persuaded an African American news website to remove an article that reported critically on the groups” opposing Net neutrality, investigative journalist reports Lee Fang at Republic Report.
Fang wrote on Aug. 1:
The article shows up on a Google search but is revealed to be deleted if clicked on. The Internet cache still has a copy.
MMTC President David Honig confirmed with Republic Report that he contacted NewsOne. When asked by Republic Report about the digital lynch mob comment, he responded via email: “I stand with Dr. Turner Lee’s assessment of the various hit pieces written by you and others. She spoke in the vernacular of the movement to which she has devoted her life, and is referencing the divide and conquer tactics used for decades to undermine the civil rights movement.” Honig agreed that no “true civil rights leaders” support reclassification, saying Lee “was correct. Not one of the leaders of the major national civil rights membership organizations has endorsed Title II reclassification.”
Fang says the opposite is true. “[M]any civil rights groups and activists support reclassification and strong Net Neutrality protections. Reached by Republic Report, the organizations were livid about MMTC’s insults and the decision by NewsOne to retract its story.”
Read more here.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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