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Peter Olson, Goonengerry


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Peter,
    Censorship is forbidding publication of material that the public needs to know. Material in the public interest
    It is not forbidding publication of material that the public does not needs to know. Material not in the public interest.

  2. Dear Emily,
    I have a simple question for you: Who is to decides what material is in the public interest to know or not to know and why?

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