Tag Archives: hate speech

Should people be allowed to say anything?

No. You shouldn’t be allowed to threaten other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to libel other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to defraud, or attempt to defraud, other people. Are there other exceptions? You should be allowed to say the … Continue reading

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Preposterous

It should be no surprise that I subscribe to / “follow” people who might be blocked by current social media policies. This comment about a temporary ban on Facebook was interesting: Exactly those two points are interesting. Did she get … Continue reading

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It’s impossible, so it must be done quickly

Content moderation at scale is impossible, unless you want it to be random to a certain degree. This is not a surprise and yet politicians demand that tech companies do it anyway – like the German NetzDG law. NetzDG demands … Continue reading

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Can anyone spot the missing category?

Not mine, but someone else received this not-very-nice message from Zoom: Their “Community Standards” page reads, in part, We believe that hateful conduct is conduct that promotes violence against or directly attacks or threatens other people on the basis of … 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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