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user-inactivated  ·  3636 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: David Greene, EFF: UNSEALED: The US Sought Permission To Change The Historical Record Of A Public Court Proceeding

At this point I believe that any information disseminated online will dissipate in force within days.

The internet is truly the roach motel of echo chambers. It comes in a fury, and it dies under the weight of the next fury on its heels.





mk  ·  3635 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think so. Each of these outrages builds a bit of pressure, and changes the worldview of those that it touches. Some can be pushed a long way from where they'd rather be before speaking up personally, but even there, their sympathies might evolve.

Just as important as those that take it to the streets, are those that look on and think: "More power to them". When significantly challenged, the powers that be need to make their case to the public at large. If the public has the general sense that the powers that be have been doing wrong, they are going to be less sympathetic.

_refugee_  ·  3634 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So, because this article is online, you are saying essentially it doesn't matter or won't within four days?

Yeah, that's a reasonable point of view.

Full disclaimer: four is an arbitrary number I picked out of my ass, no you didn't say four, don't argue with me about the four, argue the rest of the point.