* Posts by BOH1066

8 posts • joined 21 Oct 2016

Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours

BOH1066

Re: Could be tricky

why should you be the one 'allowed' access to 'like minded people"? who gets to decide 'normal'? not to mention the obvious fact that what offends you might not offend others. so why are your views the ones to determine what gives offense n? for example, i know quite a few people who'd find your profane language not just offensive but an indication you're an 'angry idiot'. your hubris is amazing and more than a little disturbing. you seem to have conflated your being amoung the first to use the internet with being the one to decide who should use it and how.

BOH1066

Re: Free Speech

yes, twitter and fb are private companies but, with regard to this specific example, it isn't twitter or fb making the request. it's government threatening action against twitter and fb, if certain 'speech' isn't removed. if the government takes punitive action because of what an individual posts online, whether it's taken against the individual or against the site on which the individual posts, it is very much a suppression of free speech. i loathe the lies and hate which are spread so overtly but i also think it is a VERY BAD IDEA to start censoring what can or can't be said.

BOH1066

Re: "Fake News"

does it count fox? (ftfy)

BOH1066

Re: "which gives strong legal defense to all forms of speech no matter how offensive"

wow....i don't know whether to laugh at the irony or pity the sincerity of your comment.

BOH1066

Re: Start with CNN

i think you meant to say "rapist-god-emperor' also, veles, macedonia and paul horner are 2 examples which immediately spring to mind when the subject of fake news arises. and neither is associated with the dems and are but the tip of the iceberg. unfortunately, both sides of the political aisle are guilty of betraying the public trust, time and time again. admittedly, it'd be nice if the problem weren't compounded by admissions involving sexual predation, both committing and encouraging the acts, but that was too much to hope for.....

BOH1066

Re: Could be tricky

*headdesk* it's a quote from 'taxi driver'.

Speaking in Tech: Nope, sorry waiter. I won't pay with that card reader

BOH1066

Re: This has to be the funniest comment thread on El Reg

i'm certain that the only person lacking knowledge about how a podcast works is you. if you did know, then you'd also IMMEDIATELY realise the problems inherent in an audio only source of information. hearing loss of varying degrees is the most obvious of the reasons transcripts should be made available.

BOH1066

Re: This has to be the funniest comment thread on El Reg

actually, i do clearly know how 'this' works. it's a podcast, not string theory. and, with regards to knowledge, it's evidently YOU who are lacking. hearing loss of varying degrees is just one reason people might want or need a transcript. next time, think for a minute before denigrating people who have different needs or opinions than yourself.

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