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Military Censorship

The Washington Post and others are reporting that the Pentagon is blocking soldiers’ access to YouTube, MySpace and 11 other social-media sites. The reasons: bandwidth pressures — an entirely bogus claim — and worries about the “disclosure of combat-sensitive material,” a more understandable consideration.

Combined with tighter restrictions on soldiers’ blogging, the plain intent by the military is to lock down what people in the field can tell the rest of us. Not surprising, perhaps, but disappointing.

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