Best 20 Quotes & Tweets on Censorship / privacy / regulation

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1

If Facebook or Twitter decide to engage in censorship, then it's time to scrutinize their monopoly status.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The people pushing tech companies to exercise censorship are the same people who will push to have the companies regulated for their power later.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Twitter has a de-facto monopoly on text-based broadcast social media. Intellectually lazy to overlook this while supporting censorship.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Twitter is the last proprietary platform that I will invest energy into. Future media should be open-source, distributed, & user controlled.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Turkey is the (current) poster child for why the world needs distributed, anonymous, encrypted, and un-censorable social media.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

There's never been a better or more prosperous time in tech to allow employees the freedom to follow their conscience. You absolutely do not have to work for the surveillance state, programming censorship apparatus, or writing defensive press releases to find employment.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

7

Social media took down gov'ts from Egypt to the US. Of course it'll be censored - until the arrival of decentralized (ownerless) media.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Bitcoin cannot coexist with patents. The whole point of Bitcoin is decentralization. Patents are government-enforced centralized monopolies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

Software is just an idea that can do work outside of the human brain. Ideas are impossible to ban or effectively regulate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

The best part of working on defeating spy pixels in emails is when whistleblowers inside app and marketing companies send me reports on how to block their products too.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

11

Mass commercial surveillance should be treated like any other form of stalking. Like a criminal act. Also, you should be able to put a restraining order on any of these companies either doing the stalking or buying it. Transgressions would incur executive jail time.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

3D Printing turns speech into guns. Encryption turns speech into privacy. Bitcoin turns speech into money. Free speech trumps other debates.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

Any email sent in bulk to people from whom you do not have explicit, informed consent is spam.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

14

Twitter's current policies are hastening the day that governments will regulate and control it as a utility.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Open protocols have superior network effects & are more censorship resistant than proprietary platforms, but lack fast moving dev teams.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Spectacles are, of course, the beginning of the end of all physical privacy. The only remaining privacy will be digital.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Telecoms nationalized over stifling innovation. Bell Labs created to counter narrative. Tech monopolies face similar battle over censorship.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

No one talking about fact-checking has a clear proposal that can be disambiguated from censorship, whether by editors or algorithms.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Encryption is our best bulwark against the abuses of government snooping. No mere "policy" will ever deter them permanently. Only math will.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

20

"Regulation is killing corporate growth!". Sounds like it might as well be a feature as a bug to me.

DHH

DHH

@dhh