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It looks like free speech in the UK is now on the slippery slope.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Notanumber, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Notanumber

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    Revoltingest Right wing fabrication regurgitator...so they say.
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    Here's hoping that free speech wins out.
     
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    So for UK politicians, the internet is going to be used as a tool for controlling the masses, by forcefully teaching people to speak a certain way.

    ....Sounds like something China, or a Muslim country would do. Disgusting
     
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    Not seeing what's wrong with asking sites to actually moderate their content. Am I missing something? Since when was it the government's responsibility to deal with private websites?
     
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    I don't know the quality of the source, but if it's accurate, it seems like very bad news. I think we can predict shouts of "blasphemy" right around the corner.
     
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    From Reuters:

    Britain to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

    Slippery slope? Better or worse than the American NSA listening in on our free speech in the privacy of our property?
     
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    Worse, because the U.S.government doesn't even do anything at all about the druggies making deals on their Obamaphones. They don't do anything about anything. Probably, they're just recording us for future generations to study and observe
     
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    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    Yeah. In other news, chocolate rations are up to twenty grams a week!
     
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  12. Mock Turtle

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    Compared with which countries on the spectrum - perhaps list the best and the worst?
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I call it acclimating the masses for socialism to be later turned into communism.
     
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    This man does not promote hate speech but he is very concerned about his freedom of speech.

     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    My opinion started with the determination made by the UN. Maybe a little sooner than that even.

    UK Surveillance Regime Violated Human Rights

    A comparison of American and English Civil Liberties

    The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You're Next!)

    It's been downhill ever since and I don't see us Yanks being very far behind if the socialist Democrats reacquire Presidential power.

    It's bad enough here as it is. I can't imagine how it is for those in the UK, England, and Britain. I can only compare it to living in a waking nightmare.

    At any rate, I don't consider our overseas compatriots as being a free people anymore and has lost the will to fight to bring those freedoms back.
     
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  17. Estro Felino

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    ...well...when Tommy Robinson comes here to Italy, he can say anything.
    To give a clear example;)
     
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  18. Notanumber

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    If we do not like how RF is moderated, we can try elsewhere but are there going to be any elsewhere’s in the future?
     
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    "Following a consultation, the UK government said on Wednesday it planned to legislate to ensure companies had systems in place to tackle harmful content such as child abuse, cyber bullying and terrorist propaganda."

    This Is exactly what the government should do.
    I suppose you support Child abusers Cyber bullying And Terrorists
    These are all things that are illegal in the UK
    On line entities should be required to comply with the law.

    On this site these things are already banned and regulated by the moderators.
    Global sites should do no different.
     
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  20. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    The problem is you're going to cloister people over the course of time to the realities that surround us using insulating policies. Not to mention the abuse that can come from that through the use of falsified propaganda.

    Let's use the extreme example of the people in North Korea. They will not be prepared if the s*** ever hits the fan. The shock will do a lot more harm imo.
     
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