[NA-Discuss] Fw: Ban Use of Social Media - British PM
myles at monkeyinyoursoul.com
Mon Aug 15 20:02:19 UTC 2011
Only if it's effecting DNS. If a country pointed their DNS servers for the domain twitter.com to 127.0.0.1 (as an example) it might cause some issues with other countries usage of the domain.
Ars Technica wrote an interesting article on how the Egyptian government could have shut down the Internet: <http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/how-egypt-or-how-your-government-could-shut-down-the-internet.ars>.
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On Monday, 15 August, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Hello fellow NARALOites.
> It was not that long ago that some in NARALO led the charge to push for
> ICANN to very publicly decry the activities of the Egyptian government, in
> halting use of the Internet because of its ability to allow protesters to
> I'll be the first to recognize the recent riots in Britain as being the
> works of cowards and punks rather than legitimate protest. However. the
> resulting scapegoating of social media -- and the calls to allow for its ban
> based on government whim -- are no longer seen as merely in the realm of
> despots and dictators.
> Should this trend in democratic countries not be at least as alarming as the
> events in Egypt? Do you trust governments to always recognize and respect
> the differences between legitimate protest and mindlessly-destructive
> anarchism? (As a resident of Toronto, I saw these boundaries routinely
> obliterated on my streets during last year's G7 conference...)
> If the UK can ask for it publicly, can we be sure that others have not
> contemplated it privately?
> Most importantly here -- does ICANN have a role -- in the name of preserving
> Internet access and stability -- on this topic?
> Just askin'...
> - Evan
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> From: Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com (mailto:carlton.samuels at gmail.com)>
> Date: 15 August 2011 14:55
> Subject: [At-Large] Fw: Ban Use of Social Media - British PM
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> ...Noooo, this is NOT about China. Nor, for that matter, Iran or North
> Nope, wrong again......it's NOT a pronouncement from Hugo Chavez...or
> Fidel...or, put your favourite bogeyman here.
> What a climb down since Egypt..and Tunisia.......
> ..depart from me, you hypocrites....
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