Not to engage in a long discussion, but the title of this thread alone makes this directly relevant to the discussion. All these Nazi videos, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, racist propaganda (sometimes openly defined as such by the poster) can easily be refuted. They have been, sometimes for centuries. They keep coming back because the purpose of repeating them is not to advance an argument, it is simply to advance hatred and inject these easily and previously refuted ideas into accepted discourse; to normalize bigotry; to make the irrational seem reasonable.DNS wrote: ↑Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:51 pmCaodemarte mentioned / asked why anti-Semitic remarks are allowed on DW and retro asked him to report any. After the Protocols of Zion was mentioned, Caodemarte reported that and I said the Protocols of Zion can easily be dismissed/refuted (rather than censored).
DW, a forum for Theravada Buddhism, increasingly seems to be a safe haven for this sort of thing. The publisher or owner is indeed responsible for what is allowed and what is not. It is hardly censorship for a publisher not to print or take down incitement to murder, for example. Would it be acceptable on DW for anyone to post an “easily refutable” case for the murder of people we don’t like? In this case, there are, sadly, other places for hate speech after all. Simply telling people to become complicit by closing their eyes when others are attacked in front of them does not seem a particularly moral or reasonable response.