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comment by Raxyn13
Raxyn13  ·  3626 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Can’t Say That on the Internet

Why do people always see "conservative" as a bad thing :/ There's no reason to make a complete joke of someone else's worldview just because you disagree with it. It's also silly to assume two companies (Facebook and Google) represent the entirety of silicon valley.

I do have to wonder where the line is, though, just as Astral mentions in an earlier comment. People would hate for Google to allow derogatory terms like "faggot" or "nigger" through, yet get in an uproar whenever it's a sexually promiscuous term, which the article seems to focus on more. As far as copywrite... well, I think there's going to have to be a lot of change in how we deal with that, but that discussion has been beat to death any time someone mentions Samsung and Apple in the same breath.

Astral  ·  3626 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Conservatism is a wonderful idea when things are working, and I think it is not the right term to use for this issue. It really is more of an issue of censorship and protection, not liberal vs. conservative or progressive vs. conservative.