Re: Extropy Institute CENSORED!!!!

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 18:11:56 -0500

> First Union Mortgage Company (part of one of the country's biggest
> banks) restrict's their employee's access to the Extropy Institute's
> web site because they find it to be objectionable! I can't believe
> it. I just sent my wife (who is a contractor working there) the link
> to the Extropian Principles and she was blocked from going there...
> Isn't that interesting...?

Before you get too upset, check out what criteria their software uses to block web sites. Most content blockers censor Sussex county because it contains "sex". It may be some random phrases on the page which is triggering the software, and not an intentional decision at all.

If the discussion archives are visible from the Extropy web page, it would get blocked because of all the talk about homosexuals, animal torture, abortion discussions, smart "drugs" references, and all the gun/crime discussions that keep referencing murder and rape. It may not be any statement from ExI at all that is triggering the censorship.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>
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