"The ‘heckler's veto’: if everyone is allowed to yell over all speakers all the time, or to intimidate them from speaking, or hurl an avalanche of accusations at them at such a rate that nobody can make sense of anything, the speaker can no longer be heard." - Zeynep Tufekci

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"Dissent requires the right to privacy: to be let alone in our vulnerabilities and the ability to form our thoughts and share them when we choose. These hacks undermine that crucial right." - Zeynep Tufekci

"For all of human history, we have lived in a time of information scarcity, and having the needed information was always important, and always worth something: when to plant crops, where to find things, maps and histories and stories – they were always good for a meal and company. Information was a valuable thing, and those who had it or could obtain it could charge for that service." - Neil Gaiman

@Argus also why advertising is censorship, and by extension money (paying for advertising) is censorship rather than speech.

@happybeing @Argus A lot of people implicitly think censorship exists only by preventing the potential sender of information from sending it, when really it's reducing the information bandwidth of the channel. This can happen by reducing the signal, but also by increasing the noise, and this signal to noise ratio is important not only in abstract information coding, but also on the symbolic transfer level.

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