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Caught in the web of the internet

Robert Fisk, writing in The Independent, deals with a dimension of the internet, and how it can be used to devastating effect:

"Could it possibly be that the security men who guard the frontiers of North America are supporting Holocaust denial? Alas, it's true. Here's the story.

Taner Akcam is the distinguished Turkish scholar at the University of Minnesota who, with immense courage, proved the facts of the Armenian genocide - the deliberate mass murder of up to a million and a half Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish authorities in 1915 - from Turkish documents and archives. His book A Shameful Act was published to great critical acclaim in Britain and the United States."

However much the book may have been critically acclaimed, the repercussions have been horrifying - as reading the Fisk piece reveals.

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