Scoble’s trying so hard it’s painful to watch

Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger:

A Day in the Life is reporting that MSN is only blocking the words democracy and freedom in the name of a blog, the post title, and the URL, but NOT in the body copy.

Hmmm. So much for the censorship charge if this is true.

So, the name, title, headline and URL can’t contain the words “democracy” and “freedom” and that’s not censorship? Robert, step back from the brink of madness for a minute: It’s censorship, because those are many of the ways a statement would be found. Furthermore, if the content of the posting (in fact, it wasn’t the body copy, but in the comments) is eventually blocked or already blocked (because it may only be screened for Chinese readers based on their IP address), it only makes your already ridiculous position more embarrassing.

Microsoft is in the wrong and you could be eroding your credibility with statements like “so much for the censorship charge” based on a comment seen by a U.S. blogger on a site that may not even be located in China.

Stop, Robert. Stop.

Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

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  1. I hear that you can’t even search the terms “freedom” or “democracy” on google china.

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