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There is much consternation about the outcome of the Levenson Report. Nick Cohen at the Spectator has a good article up on the subject:

It’s not a press regulator, it’s a web regulator
Nick Cohen – Spectator March 18 2013


gagging-orders
Since the early 1990s, hundreds of millions of words have been produced about the Web. Enthusiasts have told us that it is the greatest communications revolution since Guttenberg invented movable type, and they are probably right. Utopian fantasists have imagined that cyberspace would be beyond the reach of governments – those ‘weary giants of flesh and steel’, as one particularly giddy theorist put it – and they were certainly wrong.

Their libertarian dreams, as we can see tonight, were an illusion. Those ‘weary giants of flesh and steel’ are tougher than they look. They are more than capable of using the new technologies to their own advantage, while censoring what…

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