[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content
dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 10:08:39 UTC 2011
On 18 October 2011 10:43, Thomas Morton <morton.thomas at googlemail.com> wrote:
> If an individual expresses a preference to hide certain content, it is
> reasonable for us to provide that option for use at their discretion.
> Anything else is like saying "No, your views on acceptability are wrong and
> we insist you must see this".
> *That* is censorship.
This argument appears to be of the form "black is *actually* just a
very dark shade of white, so offering a choice between beige or cream
to replace black is entirely acceptable."
> 1. I appreciate that this is the status quo at the moment, I still think it
> is censorship, and this is why we must address it as a problem.
This is a combination of argument by assertion and the politician's syllogism.
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