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A CAMPAIGN TO LIMIT THE VOICES OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS ON THE INTERNET HAS DEFENDERS OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT WORRIED

ON THE INTERNET, WHEN PEOPLE want to chat about the bleaker side of life, they often find their way to alt.support.loneliness. The forum, a Usenet newsgroup, is open 24 hours a day for anyone who wants to post messages lamenting a breakup with a spouse, or how tough it is to meet people or find true love or even a true date. It's a moderately popular group. Or it was, before the Carolinian Lords of the Caucasus showed up.

The CLOC, an unabashedly white-supremacist organization based in Columbia, South Carolina, takes pride in running locals off certain innocuous parts of Usenet...

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