This dude.......

Thalstan

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Please, do not make threats or posts that could be considered a threat against US government officials. That is not protected speech and is actually a felony under US law. I am sure that you don’t want a visit from the FBI or the secret service.

Spirited debate and if necessary, legal protests are much more effective, as is voting in local, state, and federal elections.
 

Han Burgundy

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Someone should lock themselves in the back seat with this fine gentleman and let loose with the rotten flatus of our ancestors, stopping only when his will to live has been extracted from his soul.

(PG enough for ya?)

Some people deserve the justice that angry mobs will bring to their doorstep.
 

Printimus

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Please, do not make threats or posts that could be considered a threat against US government officials. That is not protected speech and is actually a felony under US law. I am sure that you don’t want a visit from the FBI or the secret service.

Spirited debate and if necessary, legal protests are much more effective, as is voting in local, state, and federal elections.
Well said.

Let's try to be civil about this discussion.
 

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Lorddarthvik

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Are we slowly being introduced to a future similar to the novel of 1984?
TLDR.: Yes.

Looking at the above article, the EU passing article 11 and 13 which basically allows them to censor whatever the heck they want that gets posted, and the concerted acts of the big social media platforms in recent weeks, I wonder how long it will take utill a regular joe has to make shady deals in dark places. Not for sex, drugs, or other illicit physical goods, but for code that gives access to the internet without the risk of getting caught for posting "wrongthink" content and "copyrighted" memes...
Those who really liked what they saw in Cyberpunk 2077, might get a taste of that distopian future sooner then they expect (lol?)

But ofc, both with net neutrality and with the EU link tax article, these fears might not ever really manifest in the real world, or at least not for long. Both have deep monetary implications, and if the money stops flowing, it might even take years, but they will probably change.
 

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TLDR.: Yes.

Looking at the above article, the EU passing article 11 and 13 which basically allows them to censor whatever the heck they want that gets posted, and the concerted acts of the big social media platforms in recent weeks, I wonder how long it will take utill a regular joe has to make shady deals in dark places. Not for sex, drugs, or other illicit physical goods, but for code that gives access to the internet without the risk of getting caught for posting "wrongthink" content and "copyrighted" memes...
Those who really liked what they saw in Cyberpunk 2077, might get a taste of that distopian future sooner then they expect (lol?)

But ofc, both with net neutrality and with the EU link tax article, these fears might not ever really manifest in the real world, or at least not for long. Both have deep monetary implications, and if the money stops flowing, it might even take years, but they will probably change.
Better start practicing my new think.
 
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