Colleges run by authoritarians? Northern Illionois bans Wikipedia pages


Northern Illinois University’s terrible net policy censors political Wikipedia entries
[Via Boing Boing]

The university’s new head of technology has instituted blocks for torrents, “obscene,” and “unethical” pages, “misrepresenting identity,” “political activities such as surveying, polling, material distribution, vote solicitation and organization or participation in meetings, rallies and demonstrations, among other activities” — and any attempts to access blocked pages are logged and are grounds for disciplinary investigation by the school administration.


Looks like it also bans any sort of ‘political’ organizing using the Internet. Seems blatantly unconstitutional to me. Hope something is being misread.