One of the best things about the Internet is the fact that not only is it a tremendous source of information, but it also provides us with a very fine-grained control over that information. For example, unlike broadcast and print media, we can automatically filter out adverts and other nasties, using indispensable software like AdBlock Plus and NoScript.
But there's another type of "nasty" that isn't so easy to filter out ... media hacks with an unsavoury political bent (putting it politely).
Take El Reg for example. Most of its articles are informative, entertaining and have a decidedly liberal leaning, but there are a few exceptions, most of which seem to be penned by a particularly unpleasant character by the name of Andrew Orlowski.
As of two days ago, the UK Advertising Standards Authority's powers now extend to the Web:
From 1 March, advertising regulators will be able to punish companies that publish misleading claims on their own websites or on social networking sites.
The Advertising Standards Authority says it will police rogue online advertisers through complaints from the public.
Its chief executive Guy Parker tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast's Rachel Burden that it is necessary to ensure "advertising is legal, decent and truthful".
What would be the most damning evidence Wikileaks could use against the US government, as an "insurance policy" against Julian Assange's assassination, and/or Wikileaks being shut down?
My guess: absolute proof that the US government was complicit (or worse) in the 9/11 attacks.
At the very least, I'd be very surprised if there weren't some heavily damaging documents, in some way related to 9/11.
Julian Assange: "However, it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs."