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Right-wing politicians are pouncing on an ambitious law seeking to curb hate speech online. By Linda Kinstler.
It is a slippery slope and it's not a right wing, left wing issue, it's a freedom issue, yes it would be nice to not allow people to say things, and as a private website Facebook can do that, it's not up to the government to regulate speech, or it shouldn't be. Look at the UK and their adult content filters, not two weeks ago there was a news story where Disney was blocked to anyone with the filters turned on. It doesn't take much for a seemingly good thing to go horribly wrong or to be abused.
The failure of censorship to achieve its stated goals is one of the bedrock things you can rely on in this world. Right along with ridiculous side-effects and inevitable workarounds people use that destabilize the system even further. Like the sun coming up in the morning. It's a setup for the sunset you know will sort that all out.