Category Archives: Indecency

The FCC is on MySpace–with censorship?

FCC MySpace Page
I stumbled across an article in The Hill about the Federal Communications Commission launching a MySpace page last week.

Not only is the MySpace page of interest, but so is a question raised by a blogger Adam Thierer at The Technology Liberation Front. Will the FCC censor the comments on its MySpace page?

The Hill writer Kim Hart found out that yes, an FCC spokesperson says it has a policy to remove comments deemed obscene or inappropriate.

If you want a look at some of the comments that were cut, check out Thierer’s blog.

My favorite comment so far, out of the 11 still remaining on the FCC’s MySpace page, is the following by someone identified as “The Ambience Project”: “Thanks for all the years of suppressing creativity and wasting our money in the process. America is a ****** ***** for it.”

So far, the friends of the FCC on the MySpace page far out number the negative comments. As of 4:20 today, the FCC had 73 friends on My Space and 11 comments (not all negative).

It just makes you wonder how many comments might be there without the policy.

FCC looking at Golden Globes, middle finger

The FCC is looking at indecency complaints about the Golden Globes, including a middle finger waved at actor Mickey Rourke and some off-color language, the LA Times reports (via rcfp).

It’s live TV. Things happen. It’s hard to believe that people would be so incensed about these random, unscripted moments on live TV that they’d be moved to file a complaint. Let’s see if the FCC has common sense about this.

Hello world!

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a long time. Finally, one article inspired me to do so:

Supreme Court Justices Avoid Dirty Words

I’m going to love following this!