Most Americans believe bloggers should not be allowed to publish sensitive personal information about individuals, according to a new survey.
Web hosting company Hostway this week released the results of its poll of 2,500 Americans on blogging. Eighty percent of respondents did not believe that bloggers should be allowed to publish home addresses and other personal information about private citizens.
A further 72 percent favored censorship of personal information about celebrities, and 68 percent, information about elected or appointed government officials such as judges or mayors.
Thanks to McCain-Feingold, the American public may very well get its wish.
NOTE: For years I’ve joked that the best way to improve the First Amendment would be to put a period after the initial clause. These days, that’s a very unfunny joke.