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Submission + - Internet Sites Biased Towards Supporting Suicide ( 1

Believe It Or Not, I Care About You writes: "According to a new study in the British Medical Journal which examined the search results for various suicide-related search terms, the most common results supported or encouraged suicide. Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia was one of the most prevalent sources of information, particularly on suicide methods, although the Wikimedia Foundation itself does not encourage suicide. This might be just another study if not for the mention that other studies have proven that media coverage has an effect on suicide, particularly with respect to influencing the methods chosen. That notion, in turn, has lead some countries to use or consider censorship as part of their approach, even though it has not been proven to be effective. Interestingly, this study notes that suicide rates actually decreased with increased web usage in England, perhaps because support is readily available to anyone who wants it."
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Internet Sites Biased Towards Supporting Suicide

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