MSN Spaces is a waste of time and effort, serious bloggers have known that since it was launched. Blogging is about innovation, creativity and freedom of speech. All this has been ignored by by Microsoft. The MSN space censorship is not only ridiculous and unforgivable, it also measures by double standards. The whole blog thing seems pointless if you cant express your self in the way you want to (within reason of course) but msn will do what they like just to fit the bill, it really does suck.

In the latest feat of hypocrisy Microsoft bans 'democracy' for China web users:
"MSN on Friday declined to comment directly on the ban on sensitive words, but its China joint venture said users of MSN Spaces were required to accept the service's code of conduct. 'MSN abides by the laws and regulations of each country in which it operates,' the joint venture said. The MSN Spaces code of conduct forbids the posting of content that 'violates any local and national laws'."

Hello! MSN is a/was a tech leader in enabling technology, what happened? Microsoft Prefers money to free speech. This follows on the hills of a recent report from CNET
Beijing announced in March that every China-based Web site now had to register and provide complete information on its organizers by June 30 or face being declared illegal, the Paris-based media-advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWB) said in a statement released on Tuesday.

"The plan is all the more worrying as the government has also revealed that it has a new system for monitoring sites in real time and spotting those that fail to comply," the group said. "This decision will enable those in power to control online news and information much more effectively."

About three-quarters of domestic Web sites had complied with the registration orders, said RWB, citing official Chinese figures.

Microsoft is aiding and abetting oppression.


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