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Re: Why is KC IndyMedia Being Censored by Chuck Munson?

I also appreciate the work that Chuck has done in making this site a success. however, i think it is obvious that his censorship practices are not good. he himself says he can't recall hiding articles he hid, and he doesn't know why he hid them. also, reading through the posts that were censored (and the caustic way they are dismissed) i also get the idea that his ideological bias is preventing him from exercising "fair and moderate" judgment. moreover I do not think it should be up to one person to set the political tone for a public, alternative news site.

I hope that censorship can be more of a group effort among the editors than one person's whims.

also, not to split hairs, but yes, hiding posts IS a form of censorship. by making some articles prominant and easily-accessible, and hiding others you are controlling which articles people, in fact, are likely to read. also, just the fact that they are hidden means people are more likely to dismiss them as articles without merit and not read them. so, yes, this is censorship and it should not be brushed off so lightly if we want to keep saying, as in the mission statement, that we are a site for "unadulterated information" and "unfiltered words".

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