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anti-Islamic postings hidden (english)
02 Oct 2003
an explanation for some of the recent hidings
In the last day or two, a few postings that are vaguely anti-Islamic were posted to the newswire. On their own they are, while not consistent with the politics of the IMC, not extremely offensive either. There have, however, been patterns in the past of someone posting many such articles in the past in a short amount of time, which as a whole created an anti-Islamic atmosphere in the newsire. As a result, I began hiding them all, consistent with a Boston IMC policy that we do not allow hate material on our newswire. I do not intend to let that pattern get started again, so I am pre-emptively hiding those postings. Whoever's trying to post that stuff here, stop. This is not an appropriate forum. Our aim is to primarily to promote news reporting from a progressive perspective and secondarily to facilitate communication among progressives, not create a forum that is an ideological free for all. If anyone see's hate postings which we missed (yes, including anti-Semitic stuff, only it has to be really anti-Semitic and not just anti-Zionist), please e-mail the Boston IMC editorial collective at boston-editorial (at) lists.indymedia.org and let us know.
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