Skip to comments.Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.
Posted on 07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions even though evidence suggests human culpability.
On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible.
Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on the web. He discovered that websites supportive of conservative causes and Christianity including the Vatican web page were blocked, while sites supportive of liberal causes and Islam remained accessible. The webpage for Republican party of Connecticut, for example, was blocked, but the page for the Democratic party of Connecticut was accessible.
Lampart provided screen shots of blocked pages to Hearst CT media group displaying the message, This site has been blocked by the Region 14 Technology Department.
Lampart addressed the issue with his father, David Lampart. He came to me, and I could see he was kind of beating around the bush about something, you know? David tells National Review Online. So we sat down and talked, and he told me what was going on. And I say, Did you really check into it? And he says, Yeah, and starts showing me all the screen shots.
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I called their customer service and they were quite unhelpful. Eventually I shifted to Verizon.
Yet they scream censorship at every turn................
I know only one child of a conservative that has gone to the dark side. Of course he went to Marquette and lives in Milwaukee.
Keep it up lefties!
Listen, it’s a glitch if it happens once or twice and to random sites. When all the sites have something in common, it’s enemy action.
If the filtering was clearly deliberate, there need to be a civil rights lawsuit.
Liberals are liars!
Yeah, like the IRS....
“Whatcha going to do about it”?
The sooner we learn the 'law' is not on the side of Constitutional America, and if it is, it is SO damned s l o w ... the sooner we can get active and actually DO something.
Should be no surprise here. Teachers, superintendents and administrators in our education system are mostly liberals/democrats. To block the opposing viewpoint is a standard tactic of liberals/democrats as they are really unable to argue their positions beyond their typical talking points. The opposition must be silenced. If anyone believes this was due to a software glitch then they are totally naive.
Yeah, but on the plus side, they’re making this stuff forbidden fruit for a bunch of teenagers. Because that always works.
Nearly every teacher in this nation ( both private and government) was trained by godless Marxists in Marxist-run colleges and universities.
“If the filtering was clearly deliberate, there need to be a civil rights lawsuit.”
The sooner we learn the ‘law’ is not on the side of Constitutional America, and if it is, it is SO damned s l o w ... the sooner we can get active and actually DO something.
We should do both. Sometimes legal redress DOES work, and there are several good conservative legal organizations that have the evidence to prove it. But whether we win every case is less important than the fact that we are pushing back.
Look to The Frankfurt School for the genesis of it.
Fortunately, I manage the content filter for our school district of over 60K students. And while I would not censor leftist sites because of their political views, I can at least make sure that conservative sites also remain available as well.
Censorship, pure and simple.
Nope! long before the Frankfurt School.
Single-payer and compulsory attendance government K-12 schools were in existence a generation or two before the Frankfurt School.
Attending an SS school ( single-payer/Socialist-entitlement) teaches the children that any voting mob powerful enough to give them tuition-free schooling can give them **lots** of free stuff. One to three generations later the nation elected Woodrow Wilson and two Roosevelts.