The problem is that Websense maintains master category lists and automatically distributes these to all of its customers every 2 days.
So it only takes a few trolls – either in the Websense category management team or hacking in from outside – to shut out any site they choose by putting it into a commonly blocked category, such as the “Racism and Hate” they used on LGF.
And unless the unsuspecting customers have time to examine every Websense category update, they’ll never know they’ve been censored – unless the trolls are silly enough to hit a heavily used site like LGF.
Looking at the initial denials from Websense and its subsequent admissions, I’m guessing it was hacked.
Censorship undermines democratic society, and Websense is a censor’s dream – covert, unaccountable and – it seems – easy to subvert.
The company has no place in a free society.