Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Web Censorship: Find It, Name It, Shame It, End It

HerdictWeb is a new project of the The Berkman Center for Internet & Society that uses the distributed power of many users to determine whether a site is simply down, or whether it has been censored. When users encounter some kind of "Access Denied" message, they can enter the URL, and Herdict will track which sites are inaccessible from which countries for how long. There's a even handy browser plug-in and a super-cute sheep mascot.

hat tip to Eszter Hargittai at Crooked Timber

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