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.”
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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