The right to say whatever

Recently we discovered that leading investigative website Wikileaks was deemed too controversial by a Californian judge and made temporarily unavailable (though not any more.)

Now, another case that challenges the idea of free speech online. A reader explains: is one of my favourite alternative news sites, and some sleazy sex cult guy is suing them for $4.5 mill over comments people made about him (based on documented facts) on the discussion forum. If he wins this and forces them to take down the site (cause they probably don’t have that kind of cash), it would set a nasty precedent for internet free speech.

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