Thai Government Official Admits That Internet Blacklists Don't Work
from the get-rid-of-the-blacklist dept
As the US prepares to launch its own internet blacklist, it should be noted that over in Thailand, a senior government minister, Thongchai Sangsiri, overseeing internet and computer forensic related issues is saying that Thailand’s internet blacklist has been a major failure and should be scrapped.
“The blacklists grow with many, many websites to become a burden on ISPs. Blacklisting doesn’t work.”
He later notes that putting up such a blacklist is a political move: it looks good because citizens think their government is doing something. But the reality is that it just doesn’t work and just creates more burdens.