BEING REPUBLISHED TODAY, 10/27/13, in light of known comments not making it to the Maine Sunday Telegram article on wind in Aroostook County. http://www.pressherald.com/news/Big_county__big_ambitions_for_wind_...
(First posted 4/19/13) after a number of problem instances.
This is an interesting article someone sent to me which discusses "Facebook Comments", the commenting system used by several of the media in Maine.
Use of this system has dramatically curtailed the number of comments and thus discourse in the public square.
Moreover, it lends itself to CENSORSHIP.
I have heard from several folks who have had their comments mysteriously disappear on Mike Tipping's blog in the Bangor Daily News. It seems that if Tipping or the BDN doesn't like how you think, your comment is removed. Nothing like being invited to say something, take time to say it and then have it confiscated. Confiscating others' work is of course viewed as a good thing by some. Maybe Tipping believes in confiscation of others' output?
Here is the article:
Meanwhile, here are places to report censorship and other media misdeeds:
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