[-empyre-] VII: free speech and its ends
rob at robmyers.org
Fri Oct 12 04:48:58 EST 2012
On 10/11/2012 06:38 PM, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> in both cases, people feel their areas are their 'homes,' and that
> implies one might do what one wants. Fb is a corporate state; email
> lists are TAZ (temporary autonomous zones), very different, but people
> feel comfortable in both -
Yes that's true. The difference is the source of the coercion: the state
in the former example, private individuals in the latter. They don't
Facebook is an interesting overlap, but the specific examples I have in
mind are in the UK where people are now being prosecuted for writing the
wrong thing online (and I am not using this as a euphemism for "making
threats" or "organizing riots").
I'm just reading the TAZ book...
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