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Slashdot removes post about hacked climate emails.

wulfmans (794904) writes | more than 4 years ago

Censorship 6

wulfmans (794904) writes "When i checked my Google RSS feeds of Slashdot I saw a story that interested me (http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Ltx1dUIvKyA/Hacked-Climate-Emails-Stoke-Debate)
I went to click on it and it gave me a page that said i was not allowed to see the page or the page did not exist. I searched Slashdot but the story has vanished. The story said that the mails leaked to wiki leaks were causing a lot of commotion. Since i was not able to read the full post ( Google only gives me a little bit to see ) I am unable to read about this missing story"

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Uh-uh (1)

Cally (10873) | more than 4 years ago | (#30206440)

That story was posted on the 20th. I'm assuming the submitter saw the same thing I've got in my RSS reader, definitely from today (between "modern tech versus the past" and "Chrome OS benchmarked against Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook, more". The headline is "Hacked Climate Emails Stoke Debate", posted by ScuttleMonkey at 18:48 UTC. The link is http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Ltx1dUIvKyA/Hacked-Climate-Emails-Stoke-Debate [slashdot.org] , which just gives me "The item you're trying to view either does not exist, or is not viewable to you.". At a guess, people started posting large chunks of hacked personal mail, forcing Slashdot to pull it - though ISTR from the old days (I'm rarely here now) that even pulling comments was a very rarely exercised ultimate sanction, and pulling whole stories virtually unknown. Either way I'd hope/expect an explanation post sooner or later...

Re:Uh-uh (1)

lazarus corporation (701348) | more than 4 years ago | (#30206582)

Here's the summary from the Slashdot RSS feed:

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a series of hacked emails and documents that were recently posted on Wikileaks are causing quite a stir in the scientific community. All told, more than 1,000 emails and 2,000 documents were stolen from the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia University in the U.K. "The emails include discussions of apparent efforts to make sure that reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that monitors climate science, include their own views and exclude others. In addition, emails show that climate scientists declined to make their data available to scientists whose views they disagreed with. [] Phil Jones, the director of the East Anglia climate center, suggested to climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University that skeptics' research was unwelcome: We 'will keep them out somehow -- even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!' Neither man could be reached for comment Sunday."

You idiot (1)

Murpster (1274988) | more than 4 years ago | (#30206478)

Of course you can't see it. You need to wrap your computer (all of it - keyboard and monitor too) in tinfoil to keep the communist /. censorship cabal from making things disappear from your interweb tube.

Here are the links (1)

Soulskill (1459) | more than 4 years ago | (#30206556)

We took it down shortly before it went live because it was too close to a dupe of the story the two readers above noted.

Here are the links the article contained, if you'd like to check them out anyway:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html [wsj.com]

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Climatic_Research_Unit_emails%2C_data%2C_models%2C_1996-2009 [wikileaks.org]

It never appeared on the front page, and shouldn't have gone to the RSS feed, so you're not missing any comments

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