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Dec 20 2007   9:59PM GMT

Who’s sorry now? Verizon

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

verizon_logo.jpg In September, Verizon refused to approve a pro-choice group for a text message program. Verizon claimed the right to block any content “that, in its discretion, may be seen as controversial or unsavory.”

Then the pro-choice group joined forces with a pro-life group and the two groups started banging the drum about Verizon censoring free speech. Verizon issued an apology.

The company blamed the blocking on a “dusty internal policy,” while still reserving the right to block text messages in the future at its discretion.

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