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Politicians and the interweb

Via the FT – a story about the Conservative Party attempting to gather online support.

And in a spirit of what the Americans call bipartisanship (or allowing everone to laugh at both sides), here’s a daft story about Labour’s attitude to the web. Culture Secretary Andy Burnham suggests all ‘web sites’ should have a cinema-style age rating to help prevent the corruption of young minds and so on. This story via the Guardian.

It’s difficult to know where to start with dissecting the uninformed nature of Burnham’s kite-flying but the blogging minister and, MP for West Bromwich East, Tom Watson’s comments facility might give you a good place to start. Clearly, there are things which Mr Burnham does not understand. I do hope he can listen and learn.

You’ll recall, the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) ran into a problem along these lines recently.

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