[quote]Rupert Murdoch’s MySpace has been caught in another act of alternative media censorship after it was revealed that bulletin posts containing links to Prison Planet.com were being hijacked and forwarded to MySpace’s home page. MySpace has placed Prison Planet on a list of blocked websites supposedly reserved for spam, phishing scams or virus trojans.
Earlier this year, MySpace were caught red-handed when a moderator unwittingly admitted that Prison Planet.com was one of the alternative media websites that MySpace was blocking from its messageboards and bulletin posts.
In a discussion thread, a MySpace user complained that his Ron Paul post had been censored, to which a MySpace moderator responded, “Ron Paul wasn’t being censored, it was the prisonplanet.com part of the message that was being filtered out.” [/quote]
Now the alternative argument will most likely be something along the lines of “This is a privately owned website; they can alter or delete whatever they like.”
Yup. They sure can. However, don’t go saying something like that, and then ask me why this nation doesn’t need NPR and PBC and other publicly-owned news sources! And don’t try to tell me we should trust the rest of Murdoch’s media monolith; why should its commitment to freedom of expression be any less subject to its owner’s political favoritism?