Monday, November 25, 2019


One of the general difficulties with a regime of censorship as an alternative to discernment is that the censor has an incentive to restrict access to information in accordance where their own interests and goals, but there is no corresponding increase in people's skills of discernment. When people feel that what has been labeled a bad solution or misinformation is their best hope for solving the problem at hand, they are vulnerable to seeing their continued difficulties as in the interest of the censor. So in the end, rather than better solutions, restrictions on the flow of information tend to breed resentments.

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