Michael Daum

Digg revolt — and victory?
May 2, 2007, 9:55 am
Filed under: fight the power, geek

In a direct response to the censorship I previously wrote about, users mounted an incredible attack on Digg last night. They relentlessly posted the numbers on Digg in as many ways as possible. Meanwhile, Digg responded by nuking the stories and banning the users as fast as it could. But it was not fast enough. At the height of the attack, all stories on the Digg front page contained the numbers. Then, at 9pm, Digg’s Kevin Rose capitulated and agreed to stop fighting the posts and end the censorship. Yay.

A good description of these events was posted today on Boing Boing.

Update: BBC is actually running this story on its front page!  Nice to see that the MSM is clueing in to this issue’s broad relevance.


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