[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content

David Levy lifeisunfair at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 23:31:49 UTC 2011

Risker wrote:

> So does the current categorization system lend itself to being hijacked by
> downstream users?

Yes, but not nearly to the same extent.

> Given the number of people who insist that any categorization system seems
> to be vulnerable, I'd like to hear the reasons why the current system, which
> is obviously necessary in order for people to find types of images, does not
> have the same effect.  I'm not trying to be provocative here, but I am
> rather concerned that this does not seem to have been discussed.

The current system doesn't involve categorizing images based on
criteria under which they're considered "potentially objectionable,"
so someone wishing to censor images of x is far less likely to find

David Levy

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