Transparency = The answer. Not Censorship.

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You shouldn’t just censor the information. You should have a way for a government or whatever some organization to mark things as not true, and provide any type of explanation.

Hiding it completely is shady. I understand there is a negative about having false rumors but this type of action, without any explanation opens the door to expanding this type of power in the future. For more and more questionable uses. Not good.

The solution is transparency. Free speech = all discussions should be allowed to be said (even false things) but we need a better way of marking content as bullshit by such and such organization. It needs to be built into mediums we use like web browsers and email.

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