Who needs the FCC when you have Verizon Wireless?
A Verizon Wireless content-guideline document, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, shows that the company has developed a long list of restrictions, including off-limits expletives and curse words, highly specific rules for how much bare skin models can show, and a ban on any derogatory references to Verizon Wireless itself.
Isn’t it funny that while the left hand slaps Google and Yahoo on the wrist for censoring search results in China, the right hand quietly censors us? Is censorship somehow OK when implemented by corporate rather than government overlords? We must have missed the memo on that one.
The walled-garden approach to content that the these wireless carriers are pursuing will completely backfire as people rush to get their uncensored internet content.
Thanks guys, and remember not the let the door hit you on the way out.