Air Force Blocking Newspapers That Reprint from WikiLeaks

A series of news reports say that not only is the U.S. Air Force blocking its members from directly accessing leaked cables from WikiLeaks itself, but it's also blocking the sites of newspapers that have been reprinting information from WikiLeaks--including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and The New York Times.

Users trying to access these sites from military computers are getting "access denied"  messages instead, the same kind used to protect users from spam or malaware sites. Blocking the sites of these respected newspapers a move that takes internet censorship to a whole new level, experts say.

Read a summary of various news reports at The Huffington Post.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at December 15, 2010, 2:58am