Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 17:54 UTC
Google Fantastic initiative by Google. Anna Peirano details: "Google is launching a new campaign called 'Legalize Love' with the intention of inspiring countries to legalize marriage for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world. The 'Legalize Love' campaign officially launches in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7th. Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist." As proud as I am of living in the first country to legalise same-sex marriage, it's easy to forget we only did so in 2000. Also, it's about time the large technology companies of the world started using their power, reach, and money to do good. Hopefully, this initiative will transcend company boundaries, uniting them behind a common, noble goal.
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Censorship??
by Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 19:48 UTC
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Is it me, or is there some pretty heavy handed censorship going on here? I posted a reply to a very bigoted and negative "gay marriage isn't marriage" comment. Now both comments are missing, along with a few others that were on both sides of the issue.

Thom, if you're going to post a hot topic like this and then delete entire threads while leaving similar discussions intact, what's the point of even putting the story up?

For the record, I'm 100% in support of what Google is doing, and my deleted comment had no foul language, no extremist views, no name calling or trolling or other crap. The gist of what I said was "I'll be glad when this initiative comes to the States". It bothers me not just that my comment was deleted, but that two others that highly disagreed with me were too.

If this is no longer an open discussion forum, if you're going to start randomly deleting posts that are not offensive, or even ones that are but are dealt with by the other commenters, you may as well just delete my account along with it.

I'm truly disgusted with you right now, Thom.

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RE: Censorship??
by MOS6510 on Sun 8th Jul 2012 19:54 in reply to "Censorship??"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It could be a bug. It says there are X comments, but if you count them it's far less.

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RE[2]: Censorship??
by Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:00 in reply to "RE: Censorship??"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

But why is it only affecting this one, highly controversial story? I hate to rush to judgement but of all the stories posted in the past few years, this has to be the most controversial by far.

And, it's not the first time this has happened. I don't remember the topic but there was a story with an entire thread deleted by Thom a while back; he came in and explained why he deleted it. I hope that if that is what is going on here, he will own up to it.

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RE: Censorship??
by twitterfire on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:05 in reply to "Censorship??"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

I'm truly disgusted with you right now, Thom.

It more like saddened me that this happened (again) on OSnews.

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RE[2]: Censorship??
by Morgan on Sun 8th Jul 2012 20:10 in reply to "RE: Censorship??"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You know, it's obvious from the deleted thread we both posted in earlier that you and I are on different sides of the fence regarding the article subject. But we otherwise get along and I think it sucks we aren't given the opportunity to have a rational, adult discussion about it.

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RE: Censorship??
by gumoz on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:25 in reply to "Censorship??"
gumoz Member since:
2008-05-15

It's Tom, his point of view should always be the correct one. (It's what I've learned from 4 years reading OSNews).

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