How Joe Lieberman Got Amazon to Drop Wikileaks

I have mixed feelings about WikiLeaks, overall — at least regarding their latest drop of U.S. diplomatic material. But Amazon’s cutting them off from their web hosting at the behest of Senator Joe Lieberman seems wrong to me. It’s very unclear, for one thing, whether WikiLeaks’s publishing of this material is against U.S. law. Amazon should comply with the law, not the demands of a politician. And it’s futile, anyway — the WikiLeaks website is already back up.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010