Has Rumsfeld Banned Camera Phones in Iraq?

Lots of media outlets have been reporting that Rumsfeld has decided to ban camera phones in Iraq, in the wake of the photos of prisoner abuse coming out of Abu Ghraib. For instance, the story is on Yahoo! news, the Washington Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. The Register, at least, points out that there are doubts about the story, while also noting that it would be almost impossible to actually enforce such a ban. But what's the source for this news. The Sydney Morning Herald refers to some British newspaper called The Business. But what's that? Is there such a paper? The story actually seems to come from The Daily Farce, an online satirical magazine who printed the story (as a joke) about two weeks ago. Apparently yet another example of satirical articles being treated as real news. (via The Prison Blog)

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Posted on Tue May 25, 2004


Update2 of this post (http://joi.ito.com/archives/2004/05/23/rumsfeld_bans_camera_phones_in_iraq.html) links to the directive that outlines restrictives on wireless communications.
Posted by Jessica  on  Tue May 25, 2004  at  04:32 PM
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