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Resist calls to ‘unpublish’

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?

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