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Post by phildidge on Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Every great advance in communication provokes an overreaction. No sooner had Johannes Gutenberg developed the art of mass printing in the 15th Century than there was widespread alarm at the sort of books and ideas that resulted from his invention.
'Something' had to be done – and that something usually resulted in a form of censorship or regulation from above.
The same thing is happening today. We are barely a dozen years into the explosion of social media – with all that is glorious, liberating, creative, messy, menacing and hateful about it – and there are demands to clip its wings. Or even kill it off.


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Facebook ban: Marlene Weise was banned from Facebook for 30 days for posing the two pictures of the Iranian national women's volleyball team in the 1970s in T-shirts and shorts and the current Iranian team covered up in hijabs and clothes covering their arms and legs



Just as in 1487 the Pope woke up to the dangers of mass communication and introduced censorship, so our own Government has produced a White Paper describing its intentions to crack down on what it calls 'online harms'. To some, it is a proportionate enough response to the failure of the West Coast giants to clean up their own act.

To others, it spells the end of the internet as we've known it.




https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6919537/ALAN-RUSBRIDGER-woman-banned-Facebook-posting-two-photos.html

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:18 pm

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Rusbridger is an ignorant twat in one major regard...

Facebook is a company and a business, first-and-foremost..

Whether anybody wants to allow a business entity to somehow curtail their imagined "freedom of speech" is up to that individual alone --  Facebook isn't holding a gun to your head.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:09 am

They look robust and healthy. I have nothing against the, regardless of what they wear.

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