Thursday, July 07, 2005

Japan to censor websites that provide information about suicide pacts, among other things.

This is actually rather old news, but it seems to me that it's finally time to ask a couple of questions:
  1. Will they also censor news websites, since rather often the story of a suicide pact has included useful tips on how to copy the method used?

  2. Unless the Japanese government is planning to ban all websites that are meant to encourage meeting/socializing, how do they plan to deal with the development of euphemisms such as "catching the bus" which would slip past software designed to identify material that discusses suicide?

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