Is it just me or is anyone worried about this whole strive to neuter free speech on the internet. Now i can understand why spouting 'offensive' speech out in the street would be considered a crime, but on the internet you do not have to read what you do not like. I've seen plenty of stuff i wasn't comfortable with online, i didn't write to my MP, i didn't phone the media or show faux outrage on twatter,faceprat or any of the other (un)social networking sites, no i simply clicked off. I exercised my right to view or not view what i want to read or not. The ones who run to the 'big protector' because someone said something 'bad' will just force people to stop talking freely, then the internet will just be flowers, cooking recipes and pron (until they stop that).
Surely the whole point of the internet was it was free from government control, if 'we' illegalise certain speech on the internet whats to stop others following suit. I might be an a Jewish holocaust denying blogger who happens to go on holiday to Europe, only to find i spend the next ten years in jail, simply because someone in Dussledorf was offended by my blog, written in Glasgow, hosted by a UK company and breaking no UK laws, which he found by googling Jewish holocaust . Fecking crazy.
I used to post on some American sites years ago and something always stuck in my mind from an ex Marine. John i disagree with your views but i will die for your right to speak them. Compare that to the UK, john i might agree or disagree with your views but i will do everything in my power to stop you airing them and turn you into a Stepford citizen because i can..
Maybe google should have a warning on it search page, the internet if filled with people of different views some of wich you may find distastefull, if you wish not to be offended then please switch off the PC/Phone/TV/Tablet/Game console (remember the good old days it was just PC )
BTW i realise the irony of complaining about the complainers, but i consider it a just cause to stop them eroding all our rights to post our offensive, rude and disgusting views if we feel the need, let the admin/moderators deal with them.