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Flickr censorship

No Laughing Matter
Originally uploaded by Telzey

I picked up on this a bit late (probably because of our trip to Rome), but Flickr have decided to filter photos obligatorily for users in German-speaking countries, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.

They claim the German filtering is because of German legislation, but that is actually much stricter concerning Nazi symbols (which aren’t filtered) than about nudity (which is), so it doesn’t make much sense.

The very best coverage about this is this article in Spiegel Online, but there’s plenty of coverage in English, too, such as this article in the Guardian and this discussion on Flickr.

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