Most Americans believe bloggers should not be allowed to publish sensitive personal information about individuals, according to a new survey.
Web hosting company Hostway this week released the results of its poll of 2,500 respondents on blogging. Eighty percent of respondents did not believe that bloggers should be allowed to publish home addresses and other personal information about private citizens.
A further 72 percent favored censorship of personal information about celebrities, and 68 percent information about elected or appointed government officials such as judges or mayors.
However, more than one-third of respondents had never heard of blogs before participating in the survey, and only around 30 percent of participants had actually visited a blog themselves.