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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby recluse » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:50 am

Why #FreeMilo Matters
The they-have-a-right-to-do-what-they-want-cuz-itsa-private-company argument is horse shit! There are anti-discrimination laws that should apply here. All users must be treated equally and to pick on one group of users because you object to their ideology is DISCRIMINATORY!
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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby shadylady » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:46 am

Iconic war photo or child pornography? Facebook under attack for banning ‘Napalm girl’ pic
Nudity does not equate to pornography. To be considered pornographic an image must depict actual sexual activity. The idea that a pervert might become excited as the result of looking at an image does not make the image pornographic. That seems pretty simple, but for some reason is difficult for many people to wrap their heads around. A bigger question is internet censorship in general. Instead of catering to the lowest common denominator of "community standards of decency" online forums such as Facebook should be required by the FCC to allow complete freedom of speech without any censorship whatsoever. In fact, they should be subject to substantial penalties anytime they discriminate against users by censoring their posts. Shutting down or limiting the sharing of ideas is dangerous.
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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:23 am

Facebook decides censorship is better than fake news
Fake news can sometimes be entertaining. I'm not sure why the rest of us should suffer just because some people are too stupid to think for themselves!
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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby surfsteve » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:43 pm

shadylady wrote:Iconic war photo or child pornography? Facebook under attack for banning ‘Napalm girl’ pic
Nudity does not equate to pornography. To be considered pornographic an image must depict actual sexual activity. The idea that a pervert might become excited as the result of looking at an image does not make the image pornographic. That seems pretty simple, but for some reason is difficult for many people to wrap their heads around. A bigger question is internet censorship in general. Instead of catering to the lowest common denominator of "community standards of decency" online forums such as Facebook should be required by the FCC to allow complete freedom of speech without any censorship whatsoever. In fact, they should be subject to substantial penalties anytime they discriminate against users by censoring their posts. Shutting down or limiting the sharing of ideas is dangerous.



The path of censorship is a very dangerous one indeed. On a lighter note your comment about what is pornography reminded me of a story I heard about the dark ages and why table cloths were invented... It seems one day a king somewhere, I can't remember who, decided that anything that was risque enough to get a man to climax should be covered. Women had to wear long dresses to cover their legs but eventually it spread to art and naked statues. One day someone remarked that the legs on the kings table looked very much like the legs of a woman. So the king brought in his tester or Maybe it was testers, I don't know if there was more than one or not or if he tested them one at a time or all at once. maybe he had one for each corner; it's been a long time since I read the story. Any way he ordered them to attempt to pleasure themselves while looking at a table leg. Long story short, the man or men, which ever is applicable succeeded, and from then on the king decreed that the legs of the table must be covered and that is the story of how the table cloth was invented.
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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby MojaveMike » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:11 pm

INFOWARS RANT ON YOUTUBE CENSORSHIP
This is ten minutes of highly accurate ranting regarding tactics used by YouTube to promote content they like and to demote content they don't like. It's a systematic attempt to keep certain ideas away from the public. It's information control at it's most insidious.
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Re: Internet Censorship

Postby desertrat » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:39 am

You can't kill or censor an idea
In the long run censorship doesn't work, but it can work in the short term. Censors are short term thinkers. Enough said.
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