I was thinking about this with the recent New Zealand shooting. All the major platforms have tried their hardest to ban it. Even ISPs have went after the sites hosting the video. I’ve heard governments have arrested people, etc. So is all that justified? I mean the shooting happened - you can’t erase it; it’s a piece of history. Why shouldn’t people be allowed to see it? Hosting it is different to endorsement after all.
And then take the anti-vaccination issue that’s again being censored lately by sites such as GoFundMe, and Facebook got into it too. Is it anyone’s job to prevent the spreading of so-called “misinformation” except the person affected? Are we children or what? Everyone should have a right to decide what content he views - regardless if a platform considers it “misinformation”.
Those are my rough insomnia-fueled views. Do you agree?