posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 02:57 AM
Whilst I am against the original thread that you referenced, OP, I feel I need to chime in here too. ATS was once a place where discussions such as
the one started in the referenced thread would have been intelligently debated with maybe a few trolls or warnings from the mods.
The whole ad revenue changed all of that. Now certain things that could jeopardise the money coming in are almost immediately locked down and it's a
lot harder to bring more controversial topics up. I'm inclined to agree with SaturnFX...
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Ahh, but where does it end...mega slippery slope
Lets say tomorrow, some right wing christian conservative organization contacted ATS and offered them a sweet sum for some advertising space, only to
request some rather controversial topics not be allowed...
you know...things regarding homosexuals, atheism, any religion bashing, any liberal causes shown in a positive light, any unfriendly discussions about
right wing politicians or political partys in general, etc...not all at once, but over time, a bit more being clipped off until it becomes little more
than a "family values" page full of spin
This is what worries me. With all the focus sites like ATS give to money or revenue etc, its only a matter of time before this is exploited (if it's
already not being) by religious groups, corporations etc.
And then what happens to free speech? Free thought? Open discussion?
I'll tell you what happens. You can kiss it all goodbye.