Verizon got caught blocking pro-choice text messages on Wednesday. The phone company backpedaled on Thursday and lifted the ban. It was a simple glitch a Verizon spokesman declared, and they felt really, really bad about it.
Today, Verizon is in full damage control, hoping this cloud will blow over in time for its next assault on free speech.
But apologies aren’t cutting it anymore. Verizon’s censorship of the national pro-choice organization NARAL is just the latest example in a laundry list of phone company efforts to block, filter or interfere with the free flow of information on cell phones and the Internet.
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