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Blogging and the financial crisis

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I've run across two stories of bloggers being arrested (or threatened with arrest) in relation to the financial crisis. One blogger was arrested in Korea in January and was charged with "spreading false rumors that led to a drop in the country's currency." And now a blogger in Guyana is threatened with arrest  because of "a false report that a commercial bank in the South American nation had requested a $5 million bailout to avert a collapse." I expect that as the second-round effects of the financial crisis continue to spread around the world, more bloggers will face similar situations. 


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