Online censorship

DesertRose

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Approaching a problem with the wrong solution doesn’t help either. If the problem is divisiveness, it is not effectively countered with more divisiveness. What are some possible effective strategies to effectively combat this behavior?

  1. Refuse to be a divider or engage in ‘agent provocateur’ behavior. Avoid the use of ad hominem and divisive labels and “fight back” with reason and civility—not insults
  2. Counter the destructive behavior by offering solutions, respectful critique, and civility
  3. If possible, discipline the bad behavior through comment moderation, part-time and permanent bans, removal from speaking engagements, removal of links to websites, etc. Complain to moderators instead of fighting with those who only want to fight
  4. Encourage dialog with those who will respond to critique. Ignore those who will not respond to critique and are only interested in fighting
  5. Avoid accusations that can not be convincingly proven. Instead, report facts and statements with an unbiased point of view to let others reach their own conclusions
Their ultimate purpose is to distract, discredit, and weaken the movement through the creation of false adversaries, disinformation, and disruption.
 






mecca

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Cointelpro tactics;
Agent Provocateurs emphasize:

  1. Attacking individuals for what they believe/advocate (ad hominem)
  2. Divisiveness to the exclusion of constructive debate; avoidance of civility and polite discussion
  3. The use of ridicule, divisive labels, sarcasm, accusations, and ad hominem to bait fights rather than constructive dialog. As well, personal commentary, past battles, group associations, etc. are all highlighted for the purpose of divisive arguments
  4. Straw-man (often with divisive labels): distorting the position of your opponent in order to make them defensive and bait an argument
  5. A refusal to fairly debate or acknowledge contrary opinions/evidence and instead attack individuals for what they advocate

In short, an Agent Provocateur is an expert in ad hominem:

  1. Attacking an individual rather than critiquing their position
  2. Attacking an individual while critiquing/attacking/distorting their position
Ironic that tempest liked this.
 






TempestOfTempo

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Still traveling but dropped in for a few secs.
Very sad! Morris (Maurice)herman (morris 108 channel)has passed away two weeks after his channel was taken down on.(RIP)
I appreciated his balanced and informative approach to all topics one of the best journalist/commentators on yt.:(
I didnt know anything about this individual, are his videos still available?
 






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