ISIS press release on the blocking

In a press release published in the evening, ISIS gives its version of the day’s events: According to this press release, a technician had been experimenting with blocking the relevant web sites since the beginning of the week, despite the fact th…

In a press release published in the evening, ISIS gives its version of the day’s events: According to this press release, a technician had been experimenting with blocking the relevant web sites since the beginning of the week, despite the fact that the ISP originally didn’t want to implement the block (the district government had originally called for the block in early October). This experiment was then stopped in the morning, and reactivated in the late afternoon after an ISIS executive had met the head of the district government to discuss the issue. ISIS then complains about the situation of ISPs which are either perceived as censors, or as fostering right-wing radicalism. It is emphasized that ISIS maintains its criticism of the technical solution used to block the sites – in particular because the solution leaves so many back doors that the effort can’t actually be justified. According to the press release, ISIS will meet the district government in December, in order to discuss further activities and work on a political solution.