Johns Hopkins apologizes for yanking prof’s NSA blog

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September 10, 2013

After a professor’s blog post was censored based on claims it linked to classified government documents, the university says it reacted “too quickly” on “inadequate” and “incorrect information.”

(Credit: CBS)
Johns Hopkins University is now aiming to prove it made a mistake in trying to censor a professor’s blog post about the National Security Agency. After a back-and-forth on Monday, the dean of the university’s Whiting School of Engineering wrote an apologetic letter to the professor.
“I write to apologize for any difficulty I caused you yesterday over the post on your blog. I realize now that I acted too quickly, on the basis of inadequate and — as it turns out — incorrect information,” Dean Andrew Douglas wrote. “I requested that you take down the post without adequately checking that information and without first providing you with an opportunity to correct it.”
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