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The brief (and accidental) censorship of the Heritage Foundation

Earlier today I had to do a little work inside the Heritage Foundation and logged on to the think tank's wireless network. Clicking on one link that was sending me to TalkingPointsMemo, I got this message:

HeritageBlock

I tweeted this and got a surprisingly large response. Was the think tank blocking a major liberal site? No.

"Apparently," said Rob Bluey, director of Heritage's Center for Media and Public Policy, "the filter we use for the WiFi scans the Web site for certain words. While I don’t know what on TPM’s site triggered the filter, something did. We’ve already corrected the problem. TPM is now on the safe list."

By David Weigel  |  May 25, 2010; 5:20 PM ET
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