Dan Gillmor claims – The ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t mean we should be censoring Google results – but the Guardian does

Cambodia 2007

Cambodia 2007

Dan Gillmor claims – “The ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t mean we should be censoring Google results” – but the Guardian does

Dan Gillmor writes:

The right to be forgotten has great allure – yet it isn’t as far removed from censorship as we might want to believe. 

A poster comments:

Governments should not be giving everyone the right to remove links to public material. Where will this stop, now that it’s started? With outright censorship – which seems to be gaining global favor – far beyond what we’ve come to consider normal?

And in response received the following:

In the early days of Comment is Free I might have suggested that the Guardian take up the cudgels, or more accurately, the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play to combat this particular attempt to impose censorship. However sadly,  CiF is littered with its decisions selectively to modify the historical record.

No prizes for guessing which comment was deleted.

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