Web Filtering

ACLU Sues Missouri School District for Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites

ACLU Sues Missouri School District for Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:32pm
Can't say we didn't warn them. Back in May, as part of our Don't Filter Me project, the ACLU sent a letter to the Camdenton School District informing them that the web filters they use on school computers were unconstitutionally blocking access to hundreds of LGBT websites, including sites that contain anti-bullying information and other resources for student gay-straight alliances. We informed them that if they failed to disable the filter, they would be "subject to legal liability and the expense of litigation…"
Ban Censorship, Not Websites!

Ban Censorship, Not Websites!

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 6:13pm

Today is Banned Websites Awareness Day – a designated day within Banned Books Week – which is sponsored by our friends at the American Association of School Librarians and designed to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of…

Quest to Set Information Free Continues in the Technology Era

Quest to Set Information Free Continues in the Technology Era

By Diane Balogh, ACLU of Eastern Missouri at 4:44pm

Book banning still makes headlines, but today the practice seems pretty old school. The 21st century form of censorship has now become Internet filtering.

Camdenton High School Still "Blacklisting" Pro-LGBT Websites

Camdenton High School Still "Blacklisting" Pro-LGBT Websites

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 10:31am

Today, the ACLU will ask a federal judge to stop a Missouri school from censoring LGBT-supportive content on school library computers.

Standing Up to Internet Censorship

By Catherine Crump, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 2:01pm

In two different cases this week, the ACLU will be in court arguing that the government has unconstitutionally censored the Internet. Ever since the Supreme Court issued a fractured opinion on Internet filtering in 2003, when nine justices wrote…

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