frontpage - 1:26 am on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
what's it called when governments pressure private businesses into not doing business with an organization that the government does not like?
Care to back up your assertion with facts?
The US government to date has not forced any business to disassociate itself from Wikileaks. If you actually read the press releases from Amazon, Visa, Paypal, Mastercard, etc; you will see the private companies took the matter into their own hands for falsification of data and violating terms of service.
It is funny that those defending Wikileaks have no qualms about innocent people's lives and commerce being affected by supporters trying to take down websites.
Remind me again who the bad guy is again?
For all the delusional paranoia about 'censorship' of Wikileaks by the big bad 'government'; no effort has been made by the US to take down the domain nor webhosting. It could be easily be done via Homeland Security ICE's new powers like they recently did with the copyright violator sites 1 1/2 week ago. Yet, the US Justice Department has not done anything to stop the website.
Hackers group Anonymous, which has been working diligently in support of WikiLeaks, claims to have acquired information for numerous MasterCard credit cards following its attack on MasterCard's website.
"To people of the industrial world, dismiss your #Mastercard now!" the group's Twitter account posted, with a link to alleged leaked credit card numbers, before the account was shut down by Twitter.
Classy folks. Protesting 'censorship' by stealing credit card information from innocent bystanders.
Talk about censorship? Wikileaks supporters try to stifle free speech on Facebook and Twitter by attacking those websites. Hypocrisy.
"WikiLeaks cyberattacks now involve Visa, Facebook, Twitter, MasterCard"