- Mar 17, 2019
I am definitely right leaning so I don't allow left wing cover up stories of WHO. We had our shares of attack on freedom of speech from left wing forums around so I took that decision.
Dido, Queen of Carnage, eh?
Telecommunications company TalkTalk has suffered what it describes as a significant and sustained cyber attack which could put all of its customers' data at risk.
We asked the chief executive of TalkTalk, Baroness Dido Harding, whether the confidential data of customers had been encrypted.
"I can't confirm either way at this stage," Ms Harding said.
Although I'm not in the US, I think this is a universal question.But the question I wanted to ask is: With the Delta variant rolling almost unhindered across some of the "freedom loving" parts of the US and people poisoning themselves with horse meds and sheep dip and just about anything except what's been shown to actually work, do we as site owners have any responsibility to allow or disallow Covid disinformation?
That's a completely sensible approach. Confront, debunk, delete, or ban - whatever is best for the community in the circumstances and their ability to manage such content. Obviously, banning is easiest, but that's a last resort at my forum. My preferred action is to debunk. But, for some types of content (and members), that's simply unmanageable because there is no chance of a meeting of minds. So, some kinds of content are outright disallowed and members are expected to adhere to the rules. So, sometimes, it comes down pre-screening posts for some members for a while (which they generally hate). I do not like pre-screening posts. And I like banning accounts even less. Fortunately, it is very infrequent when we must do this.Although I'm not in the US, I think this is a universal question.
I would have to say it's really up to the individual admin whether they want to allow conspiracies and misinformation about the plague to exist on their forum.
Like Pete, I think I have a duty to not willingly allow dangerous ideas or misinformation of any sort to go unchecked on my forum. That doesn't mean I'll automatically delete such posts, but I will fact-check them and post warnings.
This is the part I have some concern about. Discuss, sure, but it's really not a long way from 'discussing something' to 'being seen to encourage it'.
It's called free speech and free thinking.
I suggest some George Orwell for reading, specially 1984.
After, they will come for your weapons and property.
You assume I haven't already read it, of course I have. I also suggest you read some Aldous Huxley, specifically Brave New World.
I'm not American, I have no legal right to guns However over here in Europe, we have a somewhat different view of the world.
As a brazilian, i see the Europe Union (EU), specially the western countries there with great concern, but this is a subject for another thread.
I wouldn't be too concerned.
Even though I'm in the UK I still consider myself a friend of Europe and from where I'm standing, despite recent events, we're still pretty chilled compared with much of the world. In general our views are less polarized and the majority seem happy to pass laws to protect us from ourselves. It's true we often elect clowns to govern us but they are easily ignored and life continues on no matter which flavor of clown we elect.
I'm not entirely sure what you are concerned about but I'd be interested to discuss it further.