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Re: [tor-talk] New Tor project idea for internet comments



On Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:11:33 -0500
"Lee Malek" <leemalek@Safe-mail.net> wrote:

> This has nothing to do with people censoring tor users and everything
> to do with normal blogs censoring normal users because they don't
> like their comments. I am thinking mainly of the USA here. This will
> be a problem as time progresses.


	Don't bother. The party line here is to 'fight' for 'freedom'
	in places where the american imperialist military has problems
	gathering 'intelligence'. 

	Prime example : A country like china is firewalled  so the 
	pentagon can't spy on the chinese internet directly. Hence,
	tor. 

	And of course, in a place like the US you're going to find
	extensive censorship in 'public' and 'private' websites. Hell
	that is American Freedom! In a united state people should be
	free to censor any kind of disent. 


> 
> This allows sharing of information directly on news sites, safely and
> anonymously, completely circumventing their censoring of other
> political views. How is this not the place for something like this?
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: michael ball <michaelballriseup@gmail.com>
> Apparently from: tor-talk-bounces@lists.torproject.org
> To: tor-talk@lists.torproject.org
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] New Tor project idea for internet comments
> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:39:05 -0700
> 
> > This isn't technically feasible-- for example, censored users in
> > countries with slow Internet speeds (Iran, Cuba, Syria) would be
> > unable to connect to the network by being forced to relay
> > connections if they install the browser plugin. The Tor network
> > relies on volunteers who have the ability to quickly and safely
> > relay traffic to do so, and users who do not have those abilities
> > are not at a disadvantage.
> > 
> > Tor developers, community members and volunteers could better spend
> > the time creating this system for something that yields more
> > results, like actually encouraging the websites who censor Tor
> > users to not do so-- they should rather use a CAPTCHA system or
> > another form of human verification (that does not break anonymity).
> > 
> > > So many news website block comments they dont like these days.
> > 
> > This isn't something new or exclusive to Tor users. Anyone who
> > creates a website with a comment system can censor and prune the
> > comments they don't agree with. I do agree, a separate comment
> > system would be great at fighting the censorship by websites, but
> > it isn't something the Tor developers should focus on.
> > 
> > Good idea, but not exactly the right place. Thanks for the idea, and
> > welcome to the Tor mailing list!
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