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[liberationtech] Website censorship in the US

Maxim Kammerer mk at
Wed Dec 18 11:01:49 PST 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at> wrote:
> Sure, it's clear you're not looking for a constructive outcome, just crying
> foul. I get that.

No, I was trying to figure out whether blocking by IP at ISP level is
par the course in the USA now.

> In my experience contacting service providers works wonders.

Again, I posted a link to an AT&T forum where customers are
complaining about the issue for nearly a month. Try not to ignore what
is written to you specifically.

> I'm more interested to know what the cause was, and whether it
> was due to malicious intent.

As written previously ITT and in the AT&T forum link above, it is
pretty clear that the reason is malware hosted on the same IP block.

> Your initial email starting this thread implies
> malicious intent

No, it does not, it implies censorship at ISP level.

> Of course ISPs censor content, particularly if the site is
> rightly or wrongly listed as a source of malware. I don't think that is
> unusual at all.

In the USA, perhaps — it's not normal where I live, more so if the
block is at the IP level, and not e.g., some kind of DNS redirection.

Look, I understand that you are some kind of journalist, and as such
probably have issues with critical thinking skills and with biased
reading comprehension, but do try to understand that this is a thread
about technical issues of Internet censorship in the US, and not about
what should / should not be considered important propaganda-wise.

Maxim Kammerer
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