une news sur sankaku à propos du blocage :
France’s reaction to the Islamist butchery of Charlie Hebdo staff for artwork unacceptable to Islam has been to ban Sankaku Complex in France, apparently for artwork unacceptable to the French government – with traffic from French users now being hijacked and redirected to a government warning page as part of its newly enacted internet censorship regime.
France has finally joined such bastions of liberty as Russia, China and much of the Islamic world in opting to ban its citizens from viewing material which might harm their fragile little minds, erecting a virtual Maginot line against the evils of 2D artwork.
According to mainstream news reports
, France is cracking down on Islamist attacks on freedom of expression
by cracking down on freedom of expression in France
, attacking sites deemed to be supporting terrorism and child pornography with blocks forced on local ISPs.
Which sites are blocked are – in the best traditions of secret police actions – secret, but Sankaku Complex is amongst them (along with Islamic State affiliated sites, perhaps illustrating the severity of the threat posed by Japanese visual culture to the Fifth Republic).
With no public scrutiny or judicial oversight of any kind, France’s attack on the free exchange of information within its borders has already been criticised
as a violation of Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sadly, that hysteria over terrorism and child pornography have been yet again exploited as an excuse to implement an unaccountable Internet censorship system which can rapidly be expanded to block any content the state does not approve of is now hardly surprising, although that a zealous attack specifically designed to destroy free artistic expression has prompted those being attacked to zealously attack it themselves certainly introduces some novel irony to the situation."
je crois que tout est dit.