Did Comcast censor embarrasing content out of a VoD version of Nightline?

Last Friday, ABC’s “Nightline” aired a segment about consumers who use Internet video to make humorous jabs at corporations’ shortfalls, featuring (among others) a YouTube video of a Comcast technician who was caught sleeping on the job. But when the “Nightline” segment was posted to Comcast’s own TV-over-Internet service, the “Sleepy Repairman” clip was cut out entirely.

Read this article from CNet’s Media Blog.

(Rare author’s rhetorical question.  Is this evidence that ISP do indeed have some motivation to censor, block or degrade content across a non-neutral internet?)


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Filed under Censorship, Net Neutrality, Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media

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