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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Study says up to 80% of blogs have "potentially offensive content"

An article titled "Global Threat Report -- March 07", posted by "ScanSafe," says,

ScanSafe reported that up to 80% of blogs contain potentially offensive content, which can range from adult language to pornographic images, and about 6% of blogs host malware. The most requested blog site during the month was blogger.com.

I presume that "malware" means things like viruses, trojan horses, and phishing programs.

I suppose that if "potentially offensive content" is defined loosely enough, most blogs can be considered to have potentially offensive content, and that is what the study showed. I don't consider mildly offensive content to be a problem. To me, the big problems are extreme cyberbullying and arbitrary censorship of comments. I tolerate abusive comments on this blog so long as there are no credible threats, no invasions of privacy, and no disparagement of anyone's race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Also, blogger.com is not a blog site but is a blog service that supports millions of blogs, including this one. It is a very popular blog service because it is free and anyone can use it -- you don't need to belong to a special group or need the approval of the blog service.

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Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> I presume that "malware" means things like viruses, trojan horses, and phishing programs. <

It could also include programs, such as yours, which tell what site a reader has just come from.

> I suppose that if "potentially offensive content" is defined loosely enough <

They are talking about the dictionary definition, not oranges

> I tolerate abusive comments on this blog so long as there are no...<

direct demonstrations of your hypocrisy.

> Also, blogger.com is not a blog site but <

What a red herring! Blogger.com was not an issue.

Friday, May 04, 2007 9:44:00 AM  

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