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    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. This offer VALID in 35 34 33 32 31 26 20 17 15 14 13 ALL 50 states.

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    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Perhaps you're confused.

    If the library board, school board, or the local mob hauls the books out of a school or public library and burn them, that's a danger to public discourse (not to mention theft of public property in the last instance).

    If Barnes & Noble decides all of JD Robb's books violate their "family-friendly" policy by containing sex scenes that are explicit, laughably unrealistic, and sometimes anatomically improbable, and takes those books off the shelf and burns them, that's a private company disposing of its own property and setting its own guidelines for merchandise.
    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. This offer VALID in 35 34 33 32 31 26 20 17 15 14 13 ALL 50 states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    Perhaps you're confused.

    If the library board, school board, or the local mob hauls the books out of a school or public library and burn them, that's a danger to public discourse (not to mention theft of public property in the last instance).

    If Barnes & Noble decides all of JD Robb's books violate their "family-friendly" policy by containing sex scenes that are explicit, laughably unrealistic, and sometimes anatomically improbable, and takes those books off the shelf and burns them, that's a private company disposing of its own property and setting its own guidelines for merchandise.
    Ah, but if Barnes & Noble controlled book traffic to the extent some of the tech giants control online information, you can bet the publishers (and authors) would scream if B&N trashed them.

    We've wrestled with this conflict of values before in many areas, but with monopolistic tendencies v. entrepreneurship specifically. Between the war on the bank waged by Andrew Jackson and the war on Standard Oil run by TR, to the fruitless campaign to "break up IMB," even to the entirely venal and political extortion of Bill Gates, the American rejection of monopolies has been at the fore.

    An internet monopoly is in a no-win situation. If they censor material they will be criticized for bias; if they don't censor anything they will be sued up the wazoo for negligence.

    I don't know what the outcome may look like, but I'm confident it will be significantly different that the current landscape.
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    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff, explaining the Green New Deal for the hard of hearing.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    Heh

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    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    If the library board, school board, or the local mob hauls the books out of a school or public library and burn them, that's a danger to public discourse (not to mention theft of public property in the last instance).
    Remember, these are people who think businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people, but somehow discriminating against ideas that hurt their bottom line is 'censorship'.

    Frankly, the bigger issue with YouTube as a platform is that Google was cowed by the RIAA and MPAA into developed harebrained AI that pulls content down based on copyright infringements, but does so in such an obtuse and illogical way that fair use and even some original compositions are taken down if they sound "similar enough" to a licensed work.

    There is zero way for a content creator to have the content flag reviewed by an actual human being. Even the appeals process is entirely automated. This results in a form of censorship that is partially government and partially business-driven, as media conglomerates have persuaded Congress and Google into agreeing to some very Draconian copyright laws.

    To make matters worse, the content system may not catch something immediately, which means that your content may remain up for years before some bot finally decides it violates some rules. I've had shortwave radio videos I've uploaded get flagged years after the fact, because a snippet of some foreign song triggered a flag. You know, because someone is just itching to steal 30 seconds of some obscure Slovak artist, presented in staticy, sub-AM quality mono audio.
    You can't spell "hatred" without "red hat".

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    If it pays, it stays

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