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Britain's ban of Savage decried by detractors

May 6, 2009

Conservative talk show host Michael Savage's commentary has offended groups from parents of autistic kids to Muslim leaders...

Banning Savage in Britain could create an example of "the Streisand Effect," said Danny O'Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which seeks to preserve "freedoms in the networked world"...

"I'm sure right now, there are millions of people in the U.K. searching online to find out more about Michael Savage and what he said that was so offensive," said O'Brien, the foundation's international outreach coordinator. "I'd be more concerned if the U.K. law was attempting to block Mr. Savage's commentary online."

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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