If you think the new rigourous regime in Slugger’s commenting facility is bad – (David Vance has taken to calling us ‘Pravda’ on occasions), check out the latest in China, where all blogs, commercial or otherwise, must register with the government by 30th June. At least we at Slugger (bloggers and commenters) still get the odd opportunity to ‘speak truth to power’.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty