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Comment Re:"Statistical impossibility" (Score 1) 156

Gun manufactures? Perhaps not (although compelling could be made). More appropriate example would be gun sellers. Say, for example, you sell guns in a village and one of the villagers tells you that Joe Smith has been telling everyone he meets that he is going to kill the barber. You go and investigate and surely enough, you overhear him saying that to random people. Later that evening Joe comes to your shop and tries to buy a gun. Do you sell it?

As for Twitter and Facebook, they were informed that radicalization happens on their platform and the question is — is that willful blindness?

Comment Re:"Statistical impossibility" (Score 2) 156

From what I have heard from interviews with Chinese, censorship is a nuisance. The bit they object to (and is actually harmful) is brutality and corruption of the state and municipalities. These are the things that actually hurt, not some abstract censorship. There can be a good case made for freedom of speech, but FoS usually ends up in instrumental role — it helps to improve living standards, gives dignity, security etc.

Just chanting "Free speech good, censorship bad" is no better than "Four legs good, two legs bad".

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