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32 points by lbj 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 30 comments |
|The last wave of bans across multiple platforms have got me thinking that we're on a bad version of the Internet.|
In general, I dont like shutting up the opposition and with traffic consolidated so heavily on a few platforms/companies, bans effectively shut people up.
On the other hand, I cant deny that even the most outrageous claims find willing ears on the internet. Diseases that were all but exterminated are now flourishing in Europe thanks to anti-vax propaganda.
Is there a middle-ground here, where people can speak their minds, engage with others - likeminded or not - without the damaging effects? Or are we destined to end in some form of dictatorship where 10 people determine who says what?
And what happens when we no longer agree with these 10 people? Can we even get to that point if the entire narrative is so heavily controlled?
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