I don’t want to get too far into the Koran burning fiasco, as James and Doug have covered it admirably. Apparently the service provider for Dove World Outreach Center has pulled its web pages down due to the kerfuffle over Koran burning, as they have every right to do.
What I would like to do is pose a question that this tweet from Matthew Stinson made me think of: Is censorship strictly a government phenomenon or is it censorship when a private company does it?
For whatever reason, I’ve always thought the answer to that question is no because I think of censorship as being unconstitutional and private companies aren’t bound by it. It might be a semantic argument, but anybody got any thoughts on this? Lawyers perhaps?