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UK Civil Servants Can Kiss Blogging Freedom Goodbye

UK Civil Servants Can Kiss Blogging Freedom Goodbye

A 33-year-old blogger who works for the UK government, is under fire for her blog “Civil Serf,” which pointed out “bureaucracy and incompetence.” That’s a combo that goes together more often than chocolate and peanut butter. The blog has since been shut down. And it’s probably the first of many.

Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell is currently working on rules which will outline what government employees can and cannot do on the Web. From blogging to registering on social networking Websites to changing details on Wikipedia, civil servants should expect a royal smack down.

The Department for Work and Pensions claims that these changes are not due to “Civil Serf,” rather, they’ve been in the works for quite some time.

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Riiiiight. Perhaps the new blogging rules will get held up in red tape and will never make the light of day? Likely not. For some strange reason, politicos seem to move fast when their names are the punch line of the joke.

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