The HTTP 451 Error Code for Censorship Is Now an Internet Standard

Even though it may, for now, be a largely symbolic move, I’m quite proud of those responsible for this. Bravo!

When an internet user hits a web page that has been blocked for legal reasons (read: censorship), they may be presented with a 451 error instead of the more generic 403 “forbidden” error. This is a win for transparency.

Source: The HTTP 451 Error Code for Censorship Is Now an Internet Standard | Motherboard

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