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comment by ixnar
ixnar  ·  1325 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: House of Reps votes in favor of Internet censorship

Uuh, making site operators liable for what their users do is actually good. That U.S. admins can throw their hands up in the air when contronted with abusive user behavior is a cancer upon the Web

johnnyFive  ·  1325 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, "abusive behavior" isn't necessarily illegal, so that's the first point.

The second is that this will absolutely wreck free speech online. Sites will have 0 incentive to not be overly aggressive in eliminating anything they think might theoretically piss off the authorities. It's expensive, and will harm smaller communities that don't have the resources to do this effectively. Even YouTube has struggled to address things like jihadi recruitment videos, and that's with the resources of one of the world's largest tech companies.

ixnar  ·  1318 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's almost as if huge sites where the admins have no connection with their users is a bad thing

I'd rather laws like this don't have to get passed. Unfortunately we can't have nice things