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"Democracy": NetCom censors web access to GIs

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NetCom (Army Network Enterprise Technology Command) admitted to the Monterey Herald that it was barring GI’s, in the United States and in 22 other countries, from accessing information relating to the NSA scandal. This censorship includes the online articles published by the British daily The Guardian as well as those of major U.S. newspapers.

According to the NetCom spokesman, such censorship is carried out "as a matter of routine," the military authorities being in the habit of restricting the troops’ access to "sensitive" information.

The only information available to the GI’s concerning Edward Snowden’s revelations comes from the cursory and biased articles printed in Stars and Stripes, the official U.S. Army newspaper.

Based in Fort Belvoir (Arizona), NetCom employs 16,000 people.

"The Guardian news website blocked at Presidio of Monterey" and "Restricted web access to The Guardian is Armywide, officials say", by Philip Molnar, The Monterrey Herald, 26 et 27 juin 2013.

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