A staff of a Canadian political candidate claimed they were able to shut down a site that was critical of his involvement in a fundraising scandal. They contacted the country's domain registrar and had them pull the DNS records so that the site could no longer be reached.
So, basically an embarassed political candidate abused his powers to take away the free speech of those who opposed him. I guess the guillotine was too harsh of an option, or would have caused too much political backlash.
When will politicians realize that they aren't running for high school class president and that their actions actually affect the lifes of thousands, if not millions of people?
Ahh, well…a man can dream, a man can dream..