posted on Dec, 12 2008 @ 02:23 PM
About 3 months ago, I listened to a debate by a think tank on this very issue, and to be honest to an extent it is true, you only have to search
through ATS threads to see subjects like, ATS is making me paranoid, or am I losing it etc.
The result of the discussion by the think tank, was that eventually one of the sites will make someone go over the edge, not necessarily this site,
this site didn't even come up, some of the discussion suggested that it would not be the site itself that caused the problem, but the actual
You have to ask, if that did happen, who would be to blame? the site, or the person making the original post, and whether or not the information
posted was just a troll, or genuine, and that's what would make the outcome unpredictable, I believe we are yet to see our first lawsuit over a
matter like this, people get sued for a lot less.
At the very least there would have to be a health warning to prevent such a lawsuit, and I am yet to see one on any site.
Sure nobody drags us to these sites, or forces us to take part or read, that has not held much weight in the past with other situations where someone
has been shall we say upset or harmed, and you have to remember, not everyone is as mentally secure as the rest of society, that's one of the reasons
I'm surprised that there is no age restriction on ATS, it can't be a good thing for say a 12 yr old to read some of the subjects posted, but I'm
sure legal advice has been taken and all is OK .
It didn't surprise me when I heard the subject matter 3 months ago, and it didn't really surprise me today, it does surprise me it hasn't happened