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July 23, 2011

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HuwOS

He uses the correct spelling in the previous sentence, so it isn't as if he doesn't know the correct spelling and his point while put quite objectionably is still valid.

Free speech is not a worthy aim, it is a necessary part of a properly functioning democracy.

Blocking it, banning it, doesn't stop it, it merely hides it from view.
Just as blocking anything at all online is merely a form of pretending something doesn't exist. That never leads to happy results.

Much better to let people say what they want and keep an eye on it if you find it worrying than to force people to greater secrecy, which as we now know this person who has brought shame and horror to his own country and own family, exercised a great deal of, only posting his pathetic, right wing victim fantasy ravings a tiny period of time before committing his vile crimes.

Paul Flynn

Fair point. Typos are different Huw. It's a spelling howler next to call for better education that is difficult to resist.

HuwOS

Dangerous ground and thin ice, when it comes to spelling corrections Paul.

Paul Flynn

" if people want to have there say there welcome to it. If you don't want people to be taken in by it i would suggest improving the education system so that people are equipped to think critically and make up their own minds." says Vigilante teen.

Perhaps starting by educating on 'their' and 'there'?

D.G.

Well, the dodgy dossier came from the Internet... so, it could be argued. But not seriously, I suspect.

Speaking of penny dreadfuls - apparently it's not bad enough that a 15 year old was murdered by another teen: the Telegraph feels it has to focus on the "free breakfast" aspect to make sufficient impact. Sickening all round.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8666534/Teen-who-killed-Rebecca-Aylward-for-a-free-breakfast-found-guilty-of-murder.html

HuwOS

"We will hear over the next few days of his web interests and his admiration for fascist politicians."

And possibly about his family and his schooling and what he tended to buy at the shops.

Focus on getting our own mass killers before the courts Paul. When Tony Blair is convicted we can then look at whether the Internet caused him to commit his crimes.
But you know what, I suspect that like penny dreadfuls, radio, film, television, rock'n'roll, videos and video games, the internet will have had no effect on whether anyone commits a serious crime.


Vigilante teen

Ha really?
An MP twisting the brutal slaughter of over 90 unarmed civilians to meet his own selfish and undemocratic aims? Who would have thought it. Let's be clear, the Internet is a free place, a place where you can say anything you want, and that does mean ANYTHING. I have no more time for idiotic and hateful rubbish then you, but if people want to have there say there welcome to it. If you don't want people to be taken in by it i would suggest improving the education system so that people are equipped to think critically and make up their own minds. Equally censoring these sort of extreme views on the internet will only push these people to try and make there points in the real world, and that is not something most people want. A warning to all governments and corporations, the Internet is not yours. It is not yours to silence, censor or control, if your attempts at this continue we, the people of the web will stop you. EXPECT US

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