Conroy censors own site?

Summary:Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has had the phrase "ISP Filtering" censored from a tag cloud on his own website.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has had the phrase "ISP Filtering" censored from a tag cloud on his own website.

The "censorship" of his own site was first discovered by Whirlpool broadband forum user "Rupple" and later blogged by Pure Geekdom. The minister's website has a piece of JavaScript in it that prevents the phrase "ISP Filtering" from appearing in a tag cloud that shows popular search terms on the minister.dbcde.gov.au website.

Screenshot of source code
Screenshot of source code
(Screenshot by Ben Grubb/ZDNet.com.au)

The above code snippet says that the term "ISP Filtering" be ignored when generating the tag cloud, effectively censoring it from the most popular search topics on the front page of the minister's site. To see a video demonstration, here is a YouTube video showing how the script works.

What's the deal, minister? Don't you want the public to know just how "popular" your ISP Filtering scheme is?

Topics: Censorship, Government : AU

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