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am_Unition  ·  481 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: From Bing to Sydney

Yeah, I'm not sure it'd be a bad thing either. It would certainly radically alter the landscape, but it might end up settling into some hellscape of open-source, anonymous, encrypted posting boards where moderation is impossible, and only criminals can stomach using the most powerful communication tool we've ever invented.

I'll also point out that I haven't seen a single "free speech absolutist" online who didn't fall somewhere on the spectrum of "I'm an idiot!" to "Let me do hate speech!". They must all be some level of stupid, because those are the same people overwhelmingly pushing for repealing 230, which would eventually strip them of the very platforms boosting their hate speech via rage-farming algos.

I also thought it was pretty savvy the way that Trump wielded the threat of repealing Section 230, because if he managed to coax the legislature into doing it or somehow wrangled up an executive order effectively repealing it, one of big tech's biggest issues would be... content posted by Donald Trump. It's hard to imagine the world's most litigious man ever wasn't aware of that.