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rowmag
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Apr28-11, 08:28 AM
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In the technical thread:
Quote Quote by razzz
recently, some type of media scrubbing of any negative reporting...This Forum should be getting an email any day now.
Quote Quote by rowmag
Somebody want to provide a link that gives evidence for this assertion?
Did this come from some press conference or something?
Thank you.

From the link above:

Now the Japanese government has moved to crack down on independent reportage and criticism of the government’s policies in the wake of the disaster by deciding what citizens may or may not talk about in public. A new project team has been created by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, the National Police Agency, and METI to combat “rumors” deemed harmful to Japanese security in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

The government charges that the damage caused by earthquakes and by the nuclear accident are being magnified by irresponsible rumors, and the government must take action for the sake of the public good. The project team has begun to send “letters of request” to such organizations as telephone companies, internet providers, cable television stations, and others, demanding that they “take adequate measures based on the guidelines in response to illegal information. ”The measures include erasing any information from internet sites that the authorities deem harmful to public order and morality.
Here is the "letter of request": http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-n..._01000023.html

This looks rather toothless to me, and doesn't look like it amounts to more than a "Let's get it together folks" plea. Also not clear that anybody has taken it seriously. Anybody know of anyone who has actually been silenced by this?