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Just like Obama

The modern surveillance regime in USA, which most likely and routinely intercepts most European digital communication, was started with George W. Bush as President, but heavily expanded during Barack Obama’s presidency. For 4 years it has been running along basically … Continue reading

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Censorship

How is it possible not to realize that when you empower huge corporations & the state to regulate speech and censor the internet, they’re going to use this power to advance their interests, not yours?? Even if your interests sometimes … Continue reading

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Free speech

The real reason for free speech is not that all opinions have value or are worth airing. It’s that there is no individual or institution whom I trust to make the decision as to *which* opinions are worthless on my … Continue reading

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Free speech

Free speech laws benefit everyone who can stomach opposition. Hate speech laws benefit only those in power—who then suppress their opposition. — Benjamin Boyce                      

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The new oppression

Where did all the Marxists go? Oh, right, Intersectionality. From Gerfried Ambrosch’s “The Intersection Is a Dead End“: It seems paradoxical that today those who seek to suppress others’ freedom of speech are often the same people who claim to … Continue reading

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Facebook is not free speech

Read Jon Evans’ “Facebook isn’t free speech, it’s algorithmic amplification optimized for outrage“, as a response to Mark Zuckerberg’s self-made revisionist speech about Facebook.

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Free speech

It’s best to let the unreasonable opposition speak because they manifest themselves as unreasonable, and then anyone can see it. So that’s part of the reason that you want free speech.

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Free speech

Dave Winer: If you fight for free speech only for people who agree with you then you are not for free speech. The problem as I experience it is, that most of the people I am opposed to don’t actually … Continue reading

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