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U.S. University Restricts Network Access to Social Media, Political Content

onproton (3434437) writes | about 2 months ago

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onproton (3434437) writes "Northern Illinois University recently began restricting student access to webpages that contain "illegal or unethical" content which, according to University policy, includes resources used for "political activities...and the organization or participation in meetings, rallies and demonstrations." A student raised concerns after attempting to access the Wikipedia page for Westboro Baptist Church, and receiving a filter message informing him that his access of this page would likely violate the University's Acceptable Use Policy, along with a warning that "all violations would be reviewed." This has lead to questions about whether some policies that restrict student access to information are in the best interest of the primary goal of education."

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zlives (2009072) | about 2 months ago | (#47733137)

ok at least its not a real college where they may even have a poli sci department

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