WWW.Censorship.Phooey

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The man who invented the World Wide Web in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, says we ought to “rethink” the whole enterprise and stop the spread of “nasty, mean ideas” ( https://www.yahoo.com/news/needs-rethink-stop-nasty-ideas-spreading-says-creator-112424774–finance.html ).

Why do I get the feeling that his definition of “nasty, mean ideas” would be very different from mine?

Mr. Berners-Lee also seems surprised that people are “broadly parochial” and prefer to communicate “with others like themselves.” Who’d of thunk it?

Yo, Tim–have you ever tried to communicate with a ranting left-wing troll? I have. It can’t be done, and trying to do it is a waste of time.

Beware, everybody–there’s a smell of online censorship in the air.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “WWW.Censorship.Phooey

  • marlene

    “Ideas” come from individual thought. THAT’S what the collectivists are afraid of. The difference between ideas and ideology is another loss of freedom through censorship. Cogito ergo sum…

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  • UnKnowable

    I’m afraid you’re right, Lee.

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  • Phoebe

    We’ve seen the idea of internet censorship coming for a while — first the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” then the turning over of domains to international control, and more recently Google and Facebook promising to block “hate” posts (by which they do NOT mean left-wing activists or even jihadists). I’d kind of like to think that American ingenuity is still alive enough to find some other means of free speech, though, if the internet is made slave to politically correct ideology.

    However, the fact that I said “I’d kind of like to think” instead of “I’m sure” shows how uneasy I am about the way our civilization is going.

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  • Erlene

    All this is troublesome; another way to rattle our cages, but there is a way to peace (at least for a time) and I love to go there. Worship and praise of our Lord is one of the best things in my day. Lee, if you are looking for an uplifting interlude, I found Chris Christian’s album which contains the beautiful “WE Are an Offering”.

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