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West

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  1. This is agree with. 1. Revenge porn/child exploitation/statements instructing a child to go and kill themselves etc should be off limits. 2. Misgendering I've seen classified as "hate speech" Certainly has to be a balance between obvious malicious attempts to harm which should be discouraged, perhaps even outlawed, and allowing room to debate without fear of the government showing up at your doorstep.
  2. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-long-awaited-online-harms-bill-is-coming-here-s-what-we-know-1.6781605 This is being introduced today. Free speech vs curtailed speech debate. What constitutes as "hate speech"? After doing alot of reading of posts on X specifically related to sexual assault, I can see the benefit of such a bill so long as it's restrained
  3. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-informant-charged-giving-false-information-hunter-biden-2020 Politics in the US is ridiculous
  4. Trumps spin machine is off the charts. Basically has soothed folks into accepting it. This certainly doesn't help but Trump's PR machine helps to mask it as well.
  5. For me it's the safety to explore new ideas. What we have, and I've certainly been guilty, is an unwillingness to change one's mind once confronted with new facts or ideas. But pursuing the truth and facts with a bit of humility. Now we have a free flow of ideas which is a double edged sword.
  6. The more I read the more I'm concerned about some of this. For example, disinformation about where to turn to if you are suicidal can be a major issue and potentially have serious impacts as in the case of your friend. While I wasn't a huge fan of the Facebook "disinformation" tags, the algorithms should be able to pick up on key words, provide factual crisis information, etc.
  7. I will have to look it up. I'm definitely interested in learning more.
  8. It's wild because the disinformation on Public platforms can very easily get somebody hurt. As more young people (and even older people) spend so much time on social media, its certainly difficult to tell fact from fiction. It's a crisis that I'm sure will need to be addressed
  9. Certainly seems like technology has grown at an exasperated rate and we are now just playing catch up.
  10. Interesting article from the BBC of the impacts of social media specifically Twitter/X. Unreported SA cases, trolls targeting SA victims, etc. As our kids now use social media more than ever, what are the implications of this on the next generation? Certainly public policy is behind in alot of ways https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-64804007.amp
  11. Interesting article from the BBC of the impacts of social media specifically Twitter/X. Unreported SA cases, trolls targeting SA victims, etc. As our kids now use social media more than ever, what are the implications of this on the next generation? Certainly public policy is behind in alot of ways https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-64804007.amp
  12. Thank you. I've been doing quite a bit of studying on the impacts of social media and how that's used to quell serious matters I.e SA. My mind is starting to change on alot of this stuff the more I dive into it. This is where my journey has started and we need to find a middle path on some of these issues.
  13. As we go into the next election cycle, should guard what we consume for news media and how that influences perspectives
  14. I appreciate this post and am willing to be wrong about Joe Biden. When I say "even if his actions are wrong" I mean even if you disagree with him he should still be treated as a human being. I will try to be more mindful about what I read and how I interpret it, willing to change opinions if new facts warrant it.
  15. I think Joe has been portrayed as something bad in the public. Ultimately hes a human being, a grandfather, husband, etc. even if his actions are wrong.
  16. No I think the system of name calling and attacks strays away from what politics should be
  17. Yes I am being serious and I've done some soul searching and realized this isn't who I am. Thanks for your understanding
  18. I've seen the pattern of the press on both sides of the issue and no longer trust high profile characters including Donnie. I've also deleted my mockery of Trudeau photos. While I still cannot stomach the guy, I prefer to not engage in that type of behavior any longer.
  19. I do not believe he's a good person. There's a strong judgment on public figures right now in the US.
  20. Lol.. I can just look at my personal spreadsheet and calculate the percentage spend in relation to wages to know this is a lie. Thank goodness for a Republican house whove brought Democrat spending under control.
  21. Such as? Fuel, food, entertainment and everything else have increased significantly whereas wages have remained the same.
  22. I cannot wait for Donnie to get back in and implement his muslim ban, end wars in Israel and the Ukraine, and restore the west to a time of economic strength.
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