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Afghan gov’t blocks gambling (but not Taliban) sites

TAGs: censorship

TalibanOK1“And it’s 1-2-3… What are we fighting for? Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn, next stop’s Afghanistan…” The Afghan government of Hamid Karzai has announced plans to block access to internet sites that deal with sexuality, drugs, violence and gambling. At the same time, there are no plans to restrict access to sites operated by the Taliban, despite the fact that they routinely display videos of suicide attacks on NATO forces. Is it just me, or does the Afghan government not seem to understand the definition of the word ‘violence’? To reiterate: gambling = evil; Killing NATO soldiers = meh… Read more.

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