Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

from the the-terms-we-say dept

This 7 days, the two our winners on the insightful aspect come in response to New York’s system to ruin free speech on the net in response to the Buffalo shooting. In fist location, it’s an nameless remark about the plan that on the web platforms sit at the root of white supremacy:

Remind me once more, when was the K.K.K. fashioned?

In 2nd spot, it’s Cat_Daddy commenting far more broadly on these sorts of Portion 230 fights:

Deep as a puddle

The part 230 problem among Democrats and Republicans tries to present alone like this ethical quandary, when it actually isn’t. Both of their arguments are very surface stage. It is not a complex debate. It’s just two young children arguing in excess of a stuffed toy. The more difficult they pull in opposite instructions, the larger the tear. And in the stop, you do not stop up with a piece of a toy, you just get a toy in tatters.

For editor’s selection on the insightful facet, we begin out with a comment from That A single Guy about the new reports suggesting the world wide web genuinely isn’t the legitimate motor of misinformation:

Online: Open medium wherever you are uncovered to a massive quantity of resources and even far more men and women who could or could not concur with a unique place and the place [Citation Needed] can be utilized in serious time.

Cable information: Non-interactive medium in which there are two sides, one particular to observe and a person to talk, and the latter has complete handle around what is explained and coated. Also carries with it the veneer of being ‘professional’ since if you are on tv in entrance of hundreds of thousands of persons with your task getting to report the information you must have some reliability, suitable?

Just cannot visualize why the latter may have a lot more impact than the previous when it arrives to the spread of (mis)information…

Upcoming, it is Rocky with a response to the bizarre declare that licensing limits on the information of Amazon’s Rings of Electrical power display are someway not a copyright problem:

Guess what underpins the estates ability to license out Tolkien’s will work for the final ~50 several years?

In excess of on the humorous side, our first position winner is BvR responding to a disheartening commenter:

Are your interior thoughts as incoherent as your outer feelings?

In second location, it’s Stephen T. Stone simply just calling attention to the subtitle of our post about FBI agents pondering January 6 participants did absolutely nothing wrong:

from the if-you-want-to-disrupt-peaceful-elections,-join-the-CIA dept

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit 🤣

For editor’s selection on the amusing aspect, we start off out with a comment from Thad about how conservatives are nonetheless complaining about law enforcement defunding that never transpired:

As opposed to all the other conservative grievances, which are firmly rooted in reality.

Lastly, it is Flakbait with a comment about the fine AT&T faces for bribing an Illinois lawmaker:

Overheard in AT&T CEO’s office:
$23 million fine? (To administrative assistant) Check the sofa for free change.

Which is all for this 7 days, individuals!

By Janet J

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