How do you know? Large groups of people are usually more prone to emotions getting in the way of their thinking than smaller groups are. At least that's the explanation given in my political science textbook as to why the Roman Law is better than the Common Law that relies too much on the jury.brimstoneSalad wrote:The smaller the company, the more human it is and the less predictable its behavior.
Presumably because genocide denial is banned practically everywhere, and we have nothing to compare?brimstoneSalad wrote:There's no good evidence that laws against holocaust denial (for example, as a relatively long standing policy in many European countries) have had any such effect.
How is the Chinese censorship successful? The ill-conceived attempts to cover up the Great Chinese Famine have, of course, failed miserably: people heard of it, and many of them heard an even more anti-government version of it than the true story is.brimstoneSalad wrote:Chinese censorship has been pretty successful.
And the Internet censorship is more of an inconvenience for the companies that rely on the foreign IT services than something that actually prevents propagation of fake news and hate speech. There are estimated 100'000'000 FaceBook users in China, and even more of them who are using VPNs and various techniques to circumvent the censorship but are not using specifically FaceBook. Why are they doing that? Presumably because they think that the American media is somehow telling the truth, and are convincing themselves of the nonsense the American media is spreading even more so than people in other countries are.