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Parent Article: Why did "Indymedia.Org" abandon its Post Articles page?
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Re: Boston's Indy Media should rethink its Policy Violations
13 Mar 2004
We've had long discussions about whether or not to hide articles and which articles to hide. Our current editorial policy is far from arbitrary aand has been refined over a number of years. It's necessary to maintain the integrity of the website as a resource for Boston-area progressives. Some IMCs that in the past had a policy of hiding nothing saw their newswires practically taken over by neo-Nazis. We faced such a problem several months ago until we began cracking down on them. Then we had to deal with a situation where two individuals in a feud practically took over the newswire, with their posts attacking each other crowding out more worthwhile material. We do not aim to be some nebulous free speech site. We aim to be a progressive news and communications site, which is why we reserve the right to hide anything that runs counter to that mission or threeatens to disrupt the integrity of the newswire. I think virtually every IMC in the US, if not the world, has some policy that allows them to hide disruptive newswire postings. We are hardly exceptional in this regard.

Hawley, in my response to you, I was talking about's what I meant by the Global IMC site. I have no idea what's going on. I was making some educated guesses. If it concerns you that much, I really suggest you check out the Tech list's on-line archives or e-mail them directly. Leaping to conclusions about grand conspiracies is going to get us no where and can be very damaging to the left.