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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: FHomerK
Your argument makes sense only when you consider the level of the filter being used. Some things are nonsense and should not be part of an intellectual debate. An example that jumps to mind is eugenics. To me, the whole flat earth idea should be in the hoax bin too. To draw on your diet analogy, candy in moderation is fine, but rocks are not. They shouldn't be on the diet at all. There are some ideas that shouldn't be on the intellectual diet either.
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: FHomerK
The 95% of the uncensored internet is the one we can't easily see called the Dark Web. It's there....
originally posted by: FHomerK
Like ATS, Google is a privately held business/forum/resource. They can do as they wish. I believe we need a way to regulate and moderate our consumption of food, information/ideas/quotes, even our internet search engines.
6. Google: $632,044,922
An Illinois representative shows off his new Google Glass to colleagues.
Besides Intel, Google is the top tech company that receives government subsidies, picking up more than $630 million from states like Oregon, North Carolina and a few others. What does a multi-billion dollar company that controls the majority of the world’s Internet need with more than $630 million in government subsidies, you ask? Well, you know, for things like property taxes and training reimbursements. What, do you all think that money just grows on trees?! Also, don’t even think about googling "Google government subsidies" because THEY WILL KNOW ABOUT IT.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Your criticism of ATS' handling of hoaxes is misplaced. The decision to consider any topic a hoax is one of the most serious and thoughtful processes on the site, frankly. Topics like "there were no planes" and "Sandyhook crisis actors" are moved for several important reasons. Liability, as in the site faces potential liability for slander in some cases if patently falsehoods are allowed to be hosted as facts on the site, is one. Another reason is to keep ATS from looking like a collection of asshat nutters based on a dicrete minority of ridiculous paranoid delusions. C.T. already fights an uphill battle with the mainstream, no need to tie the anchorweights of the asinine to ourselves and make that fight even more difficult.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
It could be much worse...and will be.
I am honestly surprised it has lasted this long, and is still as unregulated as it is.
We honestly are the weakest, most easily controlled so-called intelligent species imaginable.
We deserve what we get because we fight for nothing except what we are told to fight for.