Internet Censorship

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Black-Jesus says2015-05-03T15:44:56.1862895-05:00
I enjoy on how many people say, I don't support censorship if it isn't used to stifle opposing views, then they go on to say stuff like "I support all types of censorship as long as they are aimed at protecting the general interests of the public" and "as long as it doesn't hurt me"
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-05-03T21:41:50.1743015-05:00
@Black-Jesus: Then I don't think you understood my position. I'm all for banning fast food adverts, pro-ana publications, neo-Nazi and hate sites, porn sites, all that. I don't think governments should ban dissenting opinions. I'm sure a plenty of people agree with me, in fact; they're just unwilling to admit it's censorship because the negative connotations that word has taken on.
Espera says2015-05-06T13:48:23.8885121-05:00
Why should fast food adverts and porn sites be banned? There is nothing wrong with food and sex - just because you don't like them doesn't make them evil. If anything this puts the proof to your hypocrisy - you are fine with suppressing opinions as long as they're opinions you disagree with. Furthermore where does it end? YouTube could practically be a hate site considering the stuff on there as well as a place to get lots of free porn if you know how to search - including whole movies. Neo-Nazis post videos and tons of things people disagree with are posted... So is it okay to ban YouTube? Also Tumblr has tons of porn - like 36% of Tumblr is hardcore humiliation porn...And then another 30-something percent is hate against straight white males - which is both racist and sexist... So is it okay to ban Tumblr? The answer is yes but not for your reasons (it's because Tumblr is made of willful ignorance and it's stupidity is infectious). Once you start censorship there is no real reason not to keep pushing and pushing until you've ruined the Internet for everyone. The Good and the Bad are far too intertwined to make any real argument for censorship.

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