Op Peacefire.org staat een artikel waarin we kunnen lezen dat de filtersoftware die in vele scholen en bibliotheken in de VS wordt gebruikt, de websites van vele politici blokt. Het artikel komt tot de conclusie dat de campagnes van deze politici zijn gesaboteerd.
Today, many U.S. high school students will be voting for the first time. For non-voting students, classroom discussions of current events will be dominated by election news and student opinions about the views of different political candidates. For many of these students, the Internet will be the source of much of the information they have gathered about those running for office.
Peacefire tested the Web sites of political candidates from a variety of parties, to see which were blocked by N2H2 Bess and Cyber Patrol, two of the most popular blocking software programs used in schools.
While blocking software companies often justify their errors by pointing out that they are quickly corrected, this does not help any of the candidates listed above. Their campaigns have been sabotaged in our public schools and libraries, and corrections made after Election Day do not help them at all.