[Foundation-l] Liu Xiaobo

Peter Damian peter.damian at btinternet.com
Fri Oct 8 21:49:15 UTC 2010

I don't know why such fuss has been made in the media about this.  Under
 Chinese law, Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese 
 departments for violating Chinese law 
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/461876  His own community has delivered a
 verdict upon him: he is a criminal.  He deserves 'fair treatment' no more
 than the trolls who have disrupted the Wikipedia deserve so-called 'fair
 treatment'.  Those who violate community norms, such as Xiaobo (in the case
 of China) or many of the disruptive elements who create havoc on the 
 by their offensive comments and offsite attacks.  The Chinese government
> imposed a blackout on news of the award: quite right.  This is exactly 
> what
 would happen on Wikipedia, by means of blocks in article space, talk pages
 and email access.  More power to the community!


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