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Friday, December 03, 2004
Automatic censorship: not so good in practice  
A rather nifty post on BoingBoing about Xeni Jardin's experimentation with the automatic filter on Microsoft's blogging tool. While seemingly innocuous titles like 'pornography and the law' were banned, other, far more scatological ones made it through.

This is the reason I oppose automatic filters - they make too many mistakes, denying access to legitimate content, and failing to block some objectionable content.

The original contains some words that may be offensive. It's here.