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YouTube 'Safety Mode' Adds Filters for Parents

Video site will rely on users to flag objectionable videos

(Newser) - YouTube has added content filters for parents who want to keep their kids from seeing offensive content on the site. "Safety Mode" blocks videos flagged by the user community as inappropriate for young viewers, either for violence, sex, drug use, or other objectionable content—those pro-anorexia videos, for example.... More »

Green Day Won't 'Censor' Album; Wal-Mart Won't Sell It

(Newser) - Wal-Mart isn’t selling Green Day’s new album because of explicit lyrics, and the band isn’t happy about it. “They won’t carry our record because they wanted us to censor it,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells the AP. 21st Century Breakdown merits a parental-advisory label,... More »

I Swear! And More and More, in Public

Profanity has moved beyond private discourse, experts say

(Newser) - Profanity seems to be more and more widespread, but linguists suggest people aren't actually swearing more—they're just swearing more publicly. The tide of athletes and musicians who pepper their language with choice four-letter words is meeting a surge of media avenues that aren't regulated by the government, resulting in... More »

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