Monday, April 27, 2015

Big Think in the censorship business: Big Brother and 'Orwellian Rules of Writings'

NEW YORK - BIG THINK censors censorship article, suppresses unpleasant research: #bigthink #nytimes #orwell #china

Article on US media censorship (style guides still advise: avoid foreign words) taken down by Big Think. Account closed. Profile deleted. Twitter blogged. More like Big Brother:

Critique of the NY Times's practice of Orwellian Rules of Writing and institutionalized suppression of foreign terms apparently isn't tolerated in New York media circles. New York Big Think, the knowledge platform, engaged in revisionism, took down the article, closed the long-time contributor's account, and terminated his profile. Censorship is wrong!