A correction on my last post must be made. The Committee to Protect Journalists apparently did not reveal all the facts when they disseminated news on Brazilian officials censoring news on Google. They mis-communicated Brazilian requests to remove material as requests to remove news— which is not the case. As a result of the CPJ’s mistake, reports in major newspapers also got it wrong, and so did yours truly. As I reported in a past blog post, virtually half of Brazil’s interventions on Google were for the social networking site, Orkut, for reasons of privacy or defamation. This is still something to write about, because governments in other parts of the world rarely lead these sorts of “honor” and “image” interventions. Yet the mistake must by duly noted. My bad.

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