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Comment Re:LOL (Score 1, Troll) 43

So speaks the flailing EU, the sinking GB, the nanny states of Australia, or the irrelevant nation of Canada ? or maybe you hail from the greater significance that is Central or South America ? Maybe you are posting from the land of wine and honey that is greater Africa ? There is no country or region at this point, or really at any point in history that is not suffering from some sort of failure or another, be it racial inequality, economic instability, privacy issues, global climate change, etc.
But of course the US and 'north' China are the joke...

Comment Complain (Score 0) 210

People biatch and complain when FB allows links to so-called hate speech, or porn but they also biatch and complain when they block other content. FB has a right, and duty to verify and vet links and edit content posted to their service in the same way a news organization 'should' verify sources prior to broadcasting it. I think they deserve to be applauded for taking the brief time and spending a little effort checking things out before restoring access. It shows a bit of responsibility and accountability lacking in many social networking tools and quite a few news services.

Comment Re:Facebook is in the tank for the DNC (Score 3, Interesting) 210

To add to the horror of their Turkey leak: the information about female voters doesn't just include their names, addresses, phone numbers, and equivalents of social security numbers. It also includes whether they are members or not of Erdogan's AKP party. At a time when the country is in the middle of a bloody post-coup purge.

Comment Re:America needs to wise up. (Score 1) 61

What country do you live in? Because there has NEVER been a law 'forbidding opinion as news" in America.

There was a tradition that journalists followed avoiding opinion, but that's it. Fox came along and discovered that if they broke that tradition, people would flock to hear their biased news.

The US does have laws (first amendment to the constitution) that prevent censorship, particularly censuring political opinions. Your proposed law (that never previously existed) would most like fall on the wrong side of the first amendment.

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