August 16th, 2010
Resist calls to ‘unpublish’
By Andy Schotz
I recently wrote about an interesting confluence of history, technology and discomfort.
People who find old embarrassing news – thanks to Google and its ilk – lobby to have stories wiped from the Internet.
Here’s how it unfolded at my former newspaper, an upstate New York weekly.
Tonight, I read that The Washington Post gets the same requests to ‘unpublish’ – and rebuffs them, too.
Would you ever honor a request to pull a story from your online archives?