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Protesting Censorship By Censoring....

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Mestemia, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Shadow Wolf

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    You have to admit, an article about censorship being combated with censorship being censored is pretty funny.
     
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  2. Mestemia

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    Seems to me that they started out blocking them for all, regardless of if they wanted them blocked or not.
    Then they back peddled, no doubt they were told they could not legally do what they were doing.
     
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  3. Subduction Zone

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    People cannot control themselves?
     
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    I suppose if one cannot control oneself, but that does seem like putting self-control into the hands of others. Not really building strength of character and that seems pathetic to me.
     
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  5. Shadow Wolf

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    They initially blocked it for everyone and you had to request it be unblocked to access them.
    That is beyond pathetic. Don't make others enforce your morality for you. Just don't go to those websites. It's literally that easy.
     
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  6. Mestemia

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    Well your honor, if my ISP had blocked that website, I could not have posted what I posted.
    Therefore it is the fault of my ISP....
     
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    It seems like some bizarre extension of blaming the victim. With the individual that wants to limit their own access in the role as their own victim.
     
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    If they hadn't made them ole guns or sold em to me, I wouldna done gone and used them in that thar bank robbery holdup. Sounds good. I'll see what my jury says.
     
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    I just do not get how it is so hard to change the channel, turn the TV off, not pick up a book, and not enter a URL. And why do so many people who support government censorship "for the kids" get up in arms when and claims the government is intruding on their parental rights when it comes to a school curriculum? Seems to me they are the biggest advocates out there for the government raising theirs amd other people's kids.
     
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  11. Subduction Zone

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    Okay a bit of a correction, and this is slightly out of order. They have not blocked anything yet. The block starts in two days:

    "The service provider said the change would go into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 13."

    And they were originally going to block it for everyone unless they called in and requested those services. They backed up and made it a service that one would have to opt out of:

    "Initially, the company said too many customers had requested the sites be blocked, so it would block them for all customers except for those who called the company and requested access. However, the company backtracked on Monday and said those who didn't request the sites be blocked would still have access."

    "We've had customers asked to be blocked by it. That is what the email was about, so no we are not blocking anybody, only the ones that have asked for it," Fink said.
     
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  12. Dan From Smithville

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    Just to be clear, I am against state-sponsored censorship or public censorship by any group or individual that makes the decision for me without my say so. But I am for my own decisions on what I choose to view, read or listen too.
     
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    I find the first and last paragraphs especially comical:

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    They literally claim a moral high ground while doing the very thing they complain is immoral...
     
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    Yes, that I admit:D
     
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    Too bad I can't subscribe and make them eat those words, because undoubtedly there is something in their own contracts/TOS/user agreement that lets them censor, modify the terms whenever, amd agree to rules that are not congruent with Constitution rights.
     
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    What an extraordinarily unfortunate name to have when dealing with an issue like this.
     
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    Yes, that is what the article said, although further on in the article they continued as if they did it from the beginning
    But that is understandable, we live in a time now, that this kind of problems needs to be solved; naturally that involves making errors
    I wrote a software program years ago... lucky for me it was error free when I sold it (no updates needed, thank God), but this is not always the case
     
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    Don't mock them. Don't want to in sight them to violence. You don't either want to make them think about things. You'll hurt there brain cell, force them to hire an editor. They Don't approve.:laughing:
     
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    I agree that the individual should have the right to choose what they watch. Now that you put it that way, it does not sound unreasonable. I can see where it would be useful if you wanted to block porn sights or something so that you do not want to accidentally link to one when you are trying to find out information about wild ginger (the first 30 or 40 thousand hits I got once while researching ginger the spice were for porn sites. This was a long time ago and they were just links that I could avoid on my own).
     
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  20. Mestemia

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    Well, Subduction Zone did point out in post #31 that is has not gone into effect yet.
     
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