[ExI] free speech
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Fri Jan 8 22:16:36 UTC 2021
On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 1:56 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I am afraid that many countries around the world - their leaders I mean -
> are going to see what is happening to our democracy/republic as a result of
> free speech.
> There have to be very few countries in the world who would have put up
> with what has been happening on social media, what with the fringes,
> conspiracy theories, antigovernment rhetoric and all the rest. They would
> have suppressed them from the beginning. Many would have gone to jail in
> China and some other places. Egypt.
> If we want to keep our free speech we have to get through these challenges
> to our beloved system, flawed though it may be. No free speech, no free
I'd be more worried about what the soon to be leaders of the US are going
to do about free speech using it as an excuse. It's already being used a
Reichstag moment by both the powers that be and their "private" company
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