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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Just one of the 1.3 million

At last, someone has made a sensible point about regulation in the blogosphere.

From the BBC today:
Press Complaints Commission director Tim Toulmin said he opposed government regulation of the internet, saying it should a place "in which views bloom".

But unless there was a voluntary code of conduct there would be no form of redress for people angered at content.

Good work fella.

And that comment looks particularly sensible when you look at the quote from Alastair Campbell at the end of the article. "Some of the most offensive stuff" comes from blogs, does it Alastair?

Maybe you're right... But your comments still echo a worrying lack of nuance in the general public's understanding of the medium. Doesn't most of the most offensive stuff come from people's mouths?

Or am I over-complicating the matter?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you feel very strongly about this then add a Voluntary Code Free Zone badge to your site. You can find it here

3:02 pm  
Blogger Jon said...

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10:19 pm  
Blogger Jon said...

Thanks for the offer. Did you miss my sentiment? I'm all for it - a code of ethics works for journalists, why not bloggers?

10:20 pm  

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