Internet

If it weren’t for the internet, there would hardly be any revisionism today due to the ever increasing anti-revisionist censorship laws in many western countries and the steadily rising tide of social persecution of revisionists. All the more important is the struggle to keep the internet free from government censorship and corporate attempts at stifling dissent. Listed here are contributions dealing with this issue, sorted by the countries where incidents of internet censorship – or courageous opposition to censorship – have occurred.



A graduate student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Lewis McCarthy, was among those who chose to protect freedom of speech on the internet by fighting the censorship levied against the web site of Ernst Zündel. Officials at U Mass requested that McCarthy remove the materials that he posted …

FIRST AMENDMENT CYBERTRIBUNE http://w3.trib.com/FACT/ [no longer active] Charles Levendosky, editorial page editor of Casper, Wyoming's Star-Tribune and a past winner of a Playboy Foundation First Amendment Award, pays tribute to the first and best amendment. His site focuses on protecting religious liberty and free speech and includes weekly updates on …

Dec. 26, 2009 There has been significant recent talk, in Europe and Australia, of imposing blocking of objectionable web sites, including revisionist ones. The purpose of this message is to call to your attention one way of circumventing such censorship. It is also a method of concealing your identity from …

The following note was appended to an item on the CODOH site: CODOH Comment: This item originally appeared with a statement that the Usenet group to which it was submitted was operated by Nizkor, who "censored" the following material by refusing to post it. A spokesman for Nizkor brought …

The emergence and rapid growth of the "information superhighway" computer network as a vast global communications forum is dramatically transforming the nature of the international struggle for truth in history and for our basic freedoms. Contributing greatly to the phenomenal growth of the already huge "cyberspace" computer link-up is the …

As we recently reported in these pages ("Revisionist Global Computer Outreach," July-August 1995 Journal), Jewish organizations such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center regard the growing impact of Holocaust revisionism through the Internet worldwide computer hookup as a grave threat to their vital interests. Confirming this, a front page article in …

In early 1996, the revisionist Web site www.zundelsite.org caused a storm in the then still relatively tiny internet-pot, since its content was hated by several Jewish lobby groups and in particular by the German authorities, who all together tried with several legal and less than legal techniques to shut down …

Without any doubt, Ernst Zündel certainly deserves the title of being the most courageous, active, resourceful, pugnacious and also the most effective "Holocaust" Revisionist that ever existed. One may or may not agree with his views and may or may not endorse his methods. But this judgment is unavoidable for …

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 12:34:01 -0500 To: [email protected] From: Dave Farber [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 1998 CONTACTS: Barry Steinhardt, EFF President, 212 549 2508, E-mail [email protected] Alexander Fowler, EFF Director of Public Affairs, 202 462 5826, E-mail [email protected] Electronic Frontier Foundation Reacts to Senate Passage of Two …

Feb 2, 1996 Prosecutors in Germany have notified America Online Inc. (AOL) that it may be charged with inciting racial hatred. Prosecutors have recently served similar notice to CompuServe Inc., and T-Online, a division of Deutsche Telekom. Publishing or distributing neo-Nazi literature or literature which questions any part of the …

April 23, 1997 Chancellor Helmut Kohl Adenauerallee 141 53113 Bonn GERMANY Dear Chancellor Kohl, The undersigned organizations, members of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign, are writing to express concern about the prosecution of Felix Somm, German representative of CompuServe, for the transmission of allegedly illegal materials over the Internet. The …

Observations on verbal violence and the Usenet newsgroup alt.revisionism, with hints for potential participants Violence in speech does lead to violent action, as witnessed by the recent death of Yitzhak Rabin and its lengthy, ugly prelude of verbal excoriation of the basest sort. Yet many are those who rabidly maintain …

Response to the essay “Holocaust denial and the internet” by Michael Curtis (online at The Commentator, 21 February 2014)[1] If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, …

December 7, 1995 Members of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre requested that Italian Prime Minister Lamberto Dini back their initiatives to ban "racists" and "extremists" from the Internet. Italy has been specifically targeted to support the Orwellian-ban because Italy takes over the European Union presidency on January 1, 1996. The Wiesenthal …

Germany's largest Internet provider, Deutsche Telekom, cut access to nearly 1,500 internet sites on Thursday, January 25. The primary target of this ban is what has been deemed to be "neo-Nazi" propaganda. Inexplicably other sites included various financial services and even "Santa Claus On-line." Computer users in Germany were very …

Mr. Francois Fillion, French minister for Post office and communication, introduced on June 4 an amendment to the bill reforming the French postal system. It says that ISP (Internet service providers) will be immune from prosecution if they obey the following orders : they must provide their customers with a …

On February 26, a CompuServe official was indicted for providing access to objectionable materials on the Internet. German prosecutors indicted Felix Somm, the Managing Director of CompuServe operations in Germany and Central Europe, for allegedly distributing "illegal pornography" and "other materials." This marks the first case in which an indictment …

On February 8, 1996, President Clinton signed a Telecommunications bill into law with the use of an electronic pen. This bill which targets "cybersmut" is the foremost example of censorship of the Internet by a governmental body. The bill's provisions restrict "indecent" material from being presented on the Internet. Under …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell The latest effort by revisionists to foster open debate on the holocaust issue over a computer network "bulletin board system" (BBS) has been closed down by network censors after just three weeks. On September 9, 1992, the GE-nie computer network …

When you drop an envelope in a red pillar-box, you walk away confident that your mail will not be read by anyone except the addressee. However, when you send an email, it might be wise to reflect on the differences. According to the organisation Internet Freedom, an agreement being negotiated …

"Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death." George Orwell As the first seconds of July 4, 1996 ticked away, the Bradley R. Smith / CODOH (Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust) website was shut down from the World Wide Web. The Bradley R. Smith Website was dedicated to …

On Thursday, December 28th, 1995, CompuServe Inc. decided to suspend access to 200 Internet newsgroups that were considered "pornographic." This move was made due to pressure from the German government to limit public access to the Internet. There is terrific risk that Germany, which is known for banning of books …

Governments of the industrial world, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. We …

Everybody knows revisionism is an abomination. But it exists and it persists. Moral and penal condemnations, vigilance committees, even the laws of the State, nothing works: for the last twenty years, revisionism has not stopped growing. A recent poll shows that 30% of the people in France are ready to …

The Internet, perhaps the last truly free means of information exchange in the Western world, may soon be choked by censorship and governmental controls. The circumscribing of the Net may cause the death of what has become the first people-to-people exchange of ideas and information on a world wide basis. …

The following text is from one of the 30 plus pieces of legislation relating to the Holocaust that have been or are now being processed by the 104th Congress. A quiet movement continues to make politically incorrect speech a crime in this country, as it is now not only in …

5:30 p.m. 25. Jan. 2000 PST Internet service providers in Britain announced new self-regulatory content policies aimed at removing racist material from the Internet on Tuesday. The Internet Watch Foundation, an industry-funded self-policing body, said it will begin cracking down on "potentially criminal" hate content. The new brief expands the …

As subscribers to this newsletter are aware, the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust's Web site was closed down without notice and without explanation (other than a cryptic reference to its "content") by its Internet server, ProtoSource Network, approximately one minute after midnight on July 4th, 1996. While the …

(David Thomas is co-Webmaster of CODOHWeb, a businessman, golfer and raconteur.) At just about the stroke of midnight, July 3/4, woke up in front of the computer screen where I’d been dozing for an hour or so, working on uploading new files to the CODOH World Wide Web site. It’s …

Last January the Simon Wiesenthal Center called for Internet service providers to deny revisionists access to the World Wide Web. We can't say for sure that ProtoSource Network and Rick Horowitz took their lead from the SWC, but they did exactly what the rabbis asked them to do. The Wiesenthalers …

In an undated pitch for contributions. Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, writes of one of the Center’s many accomplishments: “When the 'revisionist' Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust placed slick, full-page ads in college and university newspapers all across the country denying the …