posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 02:24 PM
Originally posted by krestan
Originally posted by bakednutz
reply to post by Anti-Tyrant
I dont think you understand. I do not want to see any censoring of the internet. It is a direct violation of the first amendment.
Isn't the first amendment american?
I agree with you though.
krestan brings up a good point... how does one go about deciding which laws to obey when a site is available to people around the world? IMHO most of
these sites have the same rights as i would if someone was in my home. If they dont want to hear what you have to say (or if what you have to say is
highly offensive) then they can put a stop to it. I applaud sites like ATS as they do allow great freedom in what is discussed, and they have good
reasons (not that i think they need any) to block other discussions. Most sites are owned and that makes them someones property, much like someones
store in the real world. I may have free speech but if i say the wrong thing in the wrong place then i will be kicked out, not as a violation of my
rights, but as their right to not have me there.
My concern would be so called "news" sites. CBS, Fox, CNN, national and local newspapers... those types... they censor comments on their stories on
their sites, i've even seen unpopular stories completely disable their comments section. 90% of what I see on ATS would be ripped off of those sites
Once again I applaud ATS, what happens here is most certainly not a norm and is increasingly the only way to truely debate some of these things...