[NetBehaviour] The untenable technophobia of the Left

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Mar 6 03:35:39 CET 2018


In addition to technophobia, with support for censorship on social
media there's also a pattern of a misjudged paternalism (by people who
will not be the daddy of this particular scenario) and failure to learn
from history. Even the very recent history of how the imposition of
"Real Names" policies and policing of offensive speech have had pretty
much the opposite effects to the ones hoped for each time they have
been tried.
- Rob.

On Mon, 5 Mar 2018, at 2:48 AM, marc.garrett via NetBehaviour wrote:
> The untenable technophobia of the Left
> Simona Levi and Xnet 2 March 2018
> 
> "At least in Spain, the conservative Right tries to censor and jail as
> many Twitter users as it can. Fair enough. That is their goal: why
> would the Right not want to suppress rights and freedoms? It wouldn’t
> be the Right after all.> 
> But what permits them to do this is the Left, whose conservatism and
> ideological dogma prevent them from embarking on a genuine upgrade and
> adaptation to the new –. This Left must be held responsible. In the
> digital age the overwhelming technophobia of the Left leads us towards
> disaster and unbridled repression."> 
> http://bit.ly/2FgvmzK
> 
> 
> 
> Marc Garrett
> 
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