I’ve written before about corporate filters on websites.
A fan of the Atheist Talk podcast explained to the host of that show that his company uses a filter called Blue Coat.
One particular category they filter is “Alternative Spirituality/Occult“:
Sites that promote and provide information on alternative spiritual and non-religious ideologies such as atheism, agnosticism, witchcraft, and Satanism. Occult practices, voodoo rituals or any other form of mysticism are represented here. Includes sites that endorse or offer methods, means of instruction, or other resources to affect or influence real events through the use of spells, incantations, curses and magic powers. This category includes sites that discuss or deal with paranormal or unexplained events.
WTF? Why are we lumped in with them?
This is their website. But I’m not sure who to contact…
(Thanks to Bjorn for the link!)
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