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In the battle of the Internet, the trolls are winning

The recent resignation of Reddit's CEO, cheered by thousands of her site's users, and many other battles over standards of decency and taste in online communities illustrate how the Internet is starting to grapple with — and question — the principle of unlimited free speech it was founded upon.

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Dial-A-Fish

When you're in the supermarket or ordering fish at a restaurant, ever have trouble remembering which species has high mercury, which is overfished, and which is the most sustainable? Now, a new text messaging service can tell you everything you need to know, whether one fish, two fish, red fish or blue fish.

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World War I Blogger

The World's Clark Boyd has an update on a blog that posts letters written by a soldier during World War One; the letters are posted by the soldier's grandson exactly 90 years after each was written.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we are asking for the name of a city in Canada that's been nicknamed "the capital of Google Earth." The answer is Nanaimo, British Columbia. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the city's chief technology officer, Per Kristensen.

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Governments block internet

The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".