Article 13 and Article 11

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Re: Article 13 and Article 11

Post by teo123 » Fri May 17, 2019 3:08 am

brimstoneSalad wrote:The smaller the company, the more human it is and the less predictable its behavior.
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: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.
Presumably because genocide denial is banned practically everywhere, and we have nothing to compare?
brimstoneSalad wrote:Chinese censorship has been pretty successful.
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.
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.

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Post by teo123 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:14 am

Also,
brimstoneSalad wrote:The goal is to get them interested in the subjects so they'll learn more later
Well, that's not really what's going on in South Korea, is it? If you try to have a hobby there, you are going to be a bad student.

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Post by teo123 » Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm

Also, @brimstoneSalad, at the very least, if you are making it easier for the good guys to shut down websites and FaceBook pages and so on... Don't you think you must also be making it easier for the bad guys to do the same? I mean, that's how computers work: they can't tell if you are a good guy or a bad guy, they work the same for everybody.
And that's already happening. After Egypt implemented some complicated system of Internet censorship, some hackers made the Internet stop working entirely in whole country for five days.

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