Sites regarding the efforts made by the Church of Scientology to stifle free speech on the Internet.
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About Scientology's Cookie-Cutter Web Pages
Explains how the Scientologist On-line program, which promoted flooding search engines with thousands of nearly-identical so-called "personal" pages, backfired on Scientology.
Church of Scientology Censors Net Access for Members
Information about the CoS censorware that filters any site that may say anything critical about the organization.
The list of banned servers, forbidden newsgroups and censored words from the Church of Scientology censorware.
Cyber-Rights: The Church of Scientology vs. the Net
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility site outlines major events and trends in Scientology's war against fair use and freedom of speech online.
Exclusions from the Wayback Machine
An Internet Archive spokesperson states, on a message board, that materials were removed from the Wayback Machine because Scientology lawyers claimed ownership. This goes over like a lead balloon.
Google Bows to Scientology!
Message board discussing Google's March 2002 removal of sites critical of Scientology.
Scientology Cult Attacks XS4ALL
Contains links and press coverage both in Dutch and English translations.
The Scientology sect vs. Internet
Panoramic view of the "church" of Scientology's dirty campaign against its critics on the Internet, from the raids on anon.penet.fi and XS4ALL to present-day censoring of the cult's own members.
Net Archive Silences Scientology Critic
The Internet Archive, buckling under pressure from the Church of Scientology, removed all links to xenu.net, and replaced them with a notice claiming the pages had been removed "per the request of the site owner." [CNET News.com] (September 24, 2002)
Wayback Machine Purged of Scientology Criticism
Report that the Wayback Machine, an archive of web sites, has censored anti-Scientology site xenu.net. Links and reader discussion. [Slashdot] (September 24, 2002)
Church of Scientology fights Google
Civil libertarians were outraged when Google removed links to a site which portrays Scientology as a money-hungry cult. Scientology's legal threat may have backfired, since the critic's site now is second only to the Church's official site in search results. [BBC News] (April 25, 2002)
Scientologists Shut Down ISP
A report that Dutch ISP Xtended Internet was cut off by its upstream provider, after the Church of Scientology threatened legal action. Also mentions Google's capitulation to a DMCA threat from Scientology. [DSLreports.com] (March 22, 2002)
Anti-Scientology Site Shut Down
The owner of xenu.net reported that the site was shut down after the ISP received a letter from Scientology's Religious Technology Center alleging trademark infringement. [Slashdot] (November 19, 1999)
Internet is battleground in foes' war of information
Around the clock, from Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and every corner of the United States, the critics of Scientology discuss the controversial organization and its practices. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 29, 1999)
Scientology on the World Wide Web
A collection of links to pro and con sites. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 29, 1999)
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