Censorship: Linus Torvalds Comes Out Blatant Censor's Advocate, Anti Privacy/Anonymity

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Sun Apr 7 00:02:06 PDT 2019

On Sat, Apr 06, 2019 at 05:32:30AM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/25-years-later-interview-linus-torvalds
> "Social Media... Add in anonymity, and it's just disgusting. When you
> don't even put your real name on your garbage (or the garbage you
> share or like), it really doesn't help. I'm actually one of those
> people who thinks that anonymity is overrated. Some people confuse
> privacy and anonymity and think they go hand in hand, and that
> protecting privacy means that you need to protect anonymity. I think
> that's wrong. Anonymity is important if you're a whistle-blower, but
> if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some
> social-media platform shouldn't be visible, and you shouldn't be able
> to share it or like it."

"Linus" - the greatest possible sidetrack/slowdown of the GNU/FSF
"make liberty great again" political agenda.

Linus, insisting on 'utility' being the greatest principle.

Linus, publicly denouncing freedom as a foundation for the things we
do, like say I dunno, code operating systems?

Now Linus publicly denouncing the freedom to communicate as one

 First they came...

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