Amazon Bows To US Censorship Pressure: Refuses To Host Wikileaks
from the ah,-whatever-ahppened-to-that-first-amendment dept
While the Feds are still trying to figure out if they can take legal action against Wikileaks and Julian Assange, in the short term it appears that the government is resorting to more traditional censorship methods: pressuring companies to silence Wikileaks. Wikileaks had just started using Amazon’s S3 storage, after trying to deal with a constant denial of service attack that started this past weekend, but Amazon has now apparently dumped Wikileaks after getting pressure from Senator Joe Lieberman, who flat out called for censoring Wikileaks and then applauded Amazon for following through:
“(Amazon’s) decision to cut off WikiLeaks now is the right decision and should set the standard for other companies WikiLeaks is using to distribute its illegally seized material,” he said in a statement. “I call on any other company or organization that is hosting WikiLeaks to immediately terminate its relationship with them.”
Anyone have a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that they can send to Lieberman? Or is that not allowed these days? I’ll repeat my earlier comments: Look at who’s complaining the most about Wikileaks and you realize that it’s the people who benefit from not being held accountable for their actions.