by Mike Masnick
Fri, Nov 19th 2010 6:43am
Robw alerts us to the news of how the UK police were able to get a blog pulled offline for daring to tell student protesters how to avoid being arrested. The police claimed that this blog post was "attempting to pervert the course of justice" and ordered the webhost to shut down the site, which it did. So... in true Streisand Effect fashion, the article started reappearing all over the place. It was posted to dozens of blogs and on Facebook as well. In the act of trying to censor this basic information, police in the UK only served to get much, much more attention to it. Maybe next time the police should spend more time keeping the peace, rather than worrying about random websites.
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