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Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism: EFF List of Censored Websites

The right to free speech faces the strongest challenges during times of crisis. Whether or not any of us agree about each particular decision made to prevent public access to sensitive information, it is the Electronic Frontier Foundation's responsibility to chart any such efforts so that we as a society are at least aware of what is no longer available to us.
Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism: "National Security" Toll on Freedom of Expression

By the Electronic Frontier Foundation

This page attempts to convey the chilling effect that responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have had on information availability on the Internet as well as some sense of the effect on people trying to provide this information.

Click here for information on the following:

- Websites Shut Down by US Government

- Websites Shut Down by Other Governments

- Websites Shut Down by Internet Service Provider

- Websites Shut Down or Partially Removed by Website Owner

- US Government Websites That Shut Down or Removed Information

- US Government Requests to Remove Information

- Media Professionals Terminated or Suspended

- Other Employees Terminated or Suspended

- Related Incidents

- Related Links

If you know of a anti-terrorism chilling effect that should be listed here, please email freespeech (at)

Feel free to mirror this page on other websites, just please link back to the original on the EFF page.




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