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#1    Render

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

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Plans to tackle internet trolling could have a "chilling effect" on online freedom of expression, a committee of MPs and peers has said.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

what is freedom of expression? it sounds really nice!


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

View Poste u n O i a, on 13 December 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:

what is freedom of expression? it sounds really nice!
It's nothing but a pipe-dream nowadays. Sadly.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

"The government has accused the committee of over-complicating matters."
As-if our government never over complicates matters, ha,

Edited by Talion, 13 December 2012 - 02:53 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Plus now this,

U.N. Conference Slyly Introduces Resolution to Gain Control of Internet—in Middle of Night

"The ANUNNAKI created (at least) two distinct hybrid humans: one, the fully-functioning demi-god (as described in the Old Testament): the other, a ‘dumbed-down’, more manageable ‘drone’ version (but still, crucially, with godlike abilities latent within it’s DNA). The story goes that the descendants of both versions populate the Earth today with, inevitably, one version ruling the other…"

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

One person's freedom ends where another person's freedom begins. The notion that someone has the right to post obscene, threatening, slanderous, derogatory content towards another person with complete impunity is simply not acceptable. There are cases of people being cyber-harassed to the point of suicide. People's businesses and marriages have been ruined by this type of thing...it's not something that we should be *free* to engage in.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

View PostLilly, on 13 December 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

One person's freedom ends where another person's freedom begins. The notion that someone has the right to post obscene, threatening, slanderous, derogatory content towards another person with complete impunity is simply not acceptable. There are cases of people being cyber-harassed to the point of suicide. People's businesses and marriages have been ruined by this type of thing...it's not something that we should be *free* to engage in.
I totally agree.  If you wouldn't say to their face, you shouldn't type it.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

View PostLilly, on 13 December 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

One person's freedom ends where another person's freedom begins. The notion that someone has the right to post obscene, threatening, slanderous, derogatory content towards another person with complete impunity is simply not acceptable. There are cases of people being cyber-harassed to the point of suicide. People's businesses and marriages have been ruined by this type of thing...it's not something that we should be *free* to engage in.


No but is it not pathetic to let it push you that far?

Delete you facebook, pull out your internet, or just ignore it. These are all mature options.

If they take away the freedom on the internet, then you won't be able to comment on anything. In fact UM and other forums will go if these laws come into place. They will be deemed as places people can exchange ideas and terrorism plots etc.

Anywhere you can give your opinion or upload to will be gone. I don't think people understand how serious this actually is.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Phew! No way in heck this can bite us in the butt.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

View PostCoffey, on 13 December 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:



No but is it not pathetic to let it push you that far?

Delete you facebook, pull out your internet, or just ignore it. These are all mature options.

If they take away the freedom on the internet, then you won't be able to comment on anything. In fact UM and other forums will go if these laws come into place. They will be deemed as places people can exchange ideas and terrorism plots etc.

Anywhere you can give your opinion or upload to will be gone. I don't think people understand how serious this actually is.

Your right they are unaware of were this could take us.
Just look at places like Syria and China who monitor and pull the plug on there state wide internet.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostTalion, on 13 December 2012 - 06:22 PM, said:

Your right they are unaware of were this could take us.
Just look at places like Syria and China who monitor and pull the plug on there state wide internet.

Exactly. But that's what the UN wants. They just want us to be in favour of it. Bring on the troll thing.

Edited by Coffey, 13 December 2012 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

View PostCoffey, on 13 December 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

No but is it not pathetic to let it push you that far?

The thing is, when your business goes under and your husband/wife leaves you, "pushing" quickly becomes a life changing event.

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If they take away the freedom on the internet, then you won't be able to comment on anything. In fact UM and other forums will go if these laws come into place. They will be deemed as places people can exchange ideas and terrorism plots etc.

Anywhere you can give your opinion or upload to will be gone. I don't think people understand how serious this actually is.

One's opinion is one thing, death threats, slanderous lies, and obscene allegations are quite another. There needs to be a degree of balance that can serve to protect our rights to free expression, yet will also protect us from from malicious attacks and character assassination. Going too far in the other direction (Big Brother is watching) isn't a good thing either.

Edited by Lilly, 13 December 2012 - 08:42 PM.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

I didn't want to say anything before but it has to be said...
I'm seen close up how intimidating these trolls can be and it isn't pretty.
Once they've got a potential victim in their sights they won't let it be.
I've been harassed by them but somehow over time I went off their radar.
I just buckled down and eventually it was all water under the bridge.
The best idea with a troll is not rise to the bait and send them to Coventry.
It worked with me but I've got a particularly thick skin anyway.
However there's some fragile people out there and all it takes is one campaign.
Tbh I don't like these new changes and it just penalises innocent people.
If you look at it this way these trolls are glaringly obvious.
You don't need to be Einstein to work out the clues to sniff out the troublemakers.

Edited by Walnut Whip, 13 December 2012 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

View PostLilly, on 13 December 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

The thing is, when your business goes under and your husband/wife leaves you, "pushing" quickly becomes a life changing event.


I really don't understand how trolling can lead to either of these though. Can you give an example please? (I'm not saying I want proof, I just haven't seen an example of this before)

View PostLilly, on 13 December 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

One's opinion is one thing, death threats, slanderous lies, and obscene allegations are quite another. There needs to be a degree of balance that can serve to protect our rights to free expression, yet will also protect us from from malicious attacks and character assassination. Going too far in the other direction (Big Brother is watching) isn't a good thing either.


I agree with what you mean, but it's like prisoners having rights. It protects the innocent when falsely accused.


What if someone hacks your account and posts things, then you get arrested for it? You go to prison for someone hacking your account and threatening people?

What if you jokingly say you're going to kill someone or blow something up, but it's taken seriously?


This happened recently where a guy was arrested for saying "If my plane is delayed anymore I'm going to blow the airport up" on his twitter and he was arrested for it?! Even Steven Fry and Rowan Atkinson (I think it was him) made a thing out of it saying how absurd it was. But this is what these sort of laws will bring. The UN etc want this and they are using things like trolling, terrorism and bullying etc to get us to want it. If we want it, then thye don't need to force it and we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

Edited by Coffey, 13 December 2012 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

There's nothing more to add after that. Brilliant.
The Government are trying to control everything we do.
This is a thinly veiled excuse to meet their very ends.
It's actually very devious but if your smart enough you'll see.
They wont even attempt to tell the difference between light-hearted banter and pure malice.
It's all a game to them to see how many people they can put under their leash.
I've been shafted by them before so I'm no stranger to it.
Then they managed to conjure up a other pretty excuse.

Edited by Walnut Whip, 13 December 2012 - 09:37 PM.

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