This isn't a free speech issue, since this isn't the government censoring anything, but rather privately-owned news and video sites deciding not to host such videos.
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but obeying laws is a PAIN. We're an online company! Waaah
Oh, like TransCanada / Keystone XL Pipeline is trying to do...
Yeah, but can she make a Les Paul talk like Peter Frampton?
We are in a total lockdown. No one gets in or out.
Other android smartphones flash drives with OTG cables out of the box, why don't you?
Your stuff stays stowed below 10,000 feet so you don't get tangled up in your earbuds, tablet, Ken Follet paper brick as your trying to exit the plane should the unthinkable happens.
It's not the safety drill that is the issue here.
Apparently, some scientist from UK and Finland.
Now that IS very interesting. I wonder how the IRB approved an experiment that clearly didn't have any participants' consent.
I agree, this was my first thought. They screwed up big time, it would be fun to see the federal government investigate them for unlicensed human research.
I don't know anyone who was affected by the Tuskeegee syphilis study, but that doesn't mean it was right or we shouldn't be outraged.
The issue is clear; if a doctor or psychologist tried this, they would have to get IRB approval. You need informed consent; such laws were passed after psychologists had tried a LOT of experiments on the unwitting public; simluating muggings, imminent death scenarios, etc.
I know people say "it's just manipulating feeds, what's the harm?" There can be plenty of harm if you manipulate the feeds. Where is the line? What if facebook had decided to see what happens if you try showing depressing posts and bad news for a year? Or a feed where you were always ignored? No IRB would allow something like that if it risked permanent mental scarring or created a suicide risk.
Bad move, Facebook. Experiments are definitely cool (I'm a researcher), but we go through proper channels and regulation for a darned good reason.
A holographic doctor is not the same as the tired storyline where there's a holodeck malfunction and the artifical characters threaten the ship. At least with The Doctor they had him grow and develop and mature and be like Data with more personality.
Does nobody remember 2005? Yahoo Video and Google Video competed with YouTube, it was not uncommon to see videos cross-posted on more than one.