I found two interesting articles last week on the overreactions of governments to speech on the Internet.
In Morocco, an 18-year old was arrested for posting an unflattering image of the king on Facebook. The government claimed the youth was "defaming Morocco's sacred values". As a response, several Moroccans set up Facebook group pages and posted as many unflattering pictures of the king as they could find.
Meanwhile, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, two Europeans were denied entry into the United States after one of them tweeted that they were going to "destroy" America. Of course, the two enthusiastic travelers didn't mean they were going to send America back to the Stone Age, they merely meant they were going to party. But the all-knowing Homeland Security booted the pair and sent them back across the Atlantic.
Big Brother and The Man are watching here, there, and everywhere.