No, I mean you should be able to reproduce someone else’s result if it’s really a scientific phenomenon, and you should be able to find a piece of information everyone says exists if it really exists, Mr. Anti-Wiki.
I do not understand why what I have linked to does not qualify. Are you saying that without a provable direct quote, its all fruitless? Is the video of him outing the kid not enough?
I guess if that is not good enough, I will just concede that he is a fine, outstanding man who everyone would be proud to have speak at their wedding, bar mitzvah, sweet 16, corporate event, day care, graduation, Eid, ICE office gathering, or whatever you have in mind.
I never said Milo was a fine, outstanding man.
I never said I agreed with any of his comments.
I was responding to your concern that Mick’s interest in hearing him out means we support hate speech, which btw we don’t.
I’ve already told you I would not allow the “I could still bang him” comment in the Legal forum. (To put a post “in the flame bin” means to remove it because it’s too nasty to live.) It turns out the exact words were “I’d almost still bang him”, but I would still remove that and give him a warning about ad hominem (or ad feminam) attacks.
Where’s this outing incident you speak of? She said she wanted her presence at the event to be seen as a protest, so it stands to reason that she was already out. The article also includes a claim of harrassment (separate from the “bang” incident), but no specifics.
Follow the link about the Twitter ban, and you get this.
It says he led the campaign but provides no specifics. Follow the multiple links to the same article in there, and you get nasty tweets about Leslie Jones, but no mention of Milo.
I’m inclined to believe Twitter wouldn’t have banned him without a good reason, but the official statement from them gives no specifics either, so it doesn’t set a clear precedent.
George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel University, claimed reliable sources believed Mr Yiannopoulos was planning on outing undocumented students.
“Reliable sources say Milo planned to publicly name undocumented students @UCBerkeley. Debate over: shutting him down was necessary & good,” he wrote on Twitter.
Kumars Salehi, a Berkeley PHD student, claimed Mr Yiannopoulos was planning to broadcast the talk in an online live stream.
Two accusers, zero hard evidence.
If someone decided to use the Legal forum to out illegal immigrants in Taiwan, I would delete the posts, not because I support illegal immigration or any other illegal behavior (as you know if you read my comments reminding people not to work illegally or cheat on their taxes etc.) but because we’re not in the business of dealing with allegations like that and don’t want to get sued for libel, insult, or violation of privacy.
A general comment like there are many illegal kindergarten teachers in Taiwan would stay, because it’s not an allegation against a specific person or a group with a registered representative (ergo no-one can sue us) and also because it happens to be true, as far as I can tell.
A whisper in my ear to the effect of so-and-so is going to out an illegal immigrant later today would get my attention, but I wouldn’t ban the person because of an unsubstantiated rumor. Would you?
(Incidentally, our spam filter does hide some questionable posts until we’ve had time to check them, but that’s not the same thing.)
A bizarre comment like “gay rights have made us dumber” said by an openly gay person (still waiting for that one to be confirmed – a Guardian editorial is better than Wikipedia but still not a smoking gun) would also get my attention, but I would at least read the accompanying explanation before jumping to conclusions about what it means and whether or not it constitutes hate speech or any other violation of forum rules.
It’s sort of like if the Israeli embassy in whatever country organizes a screening of Triumph of the Will (which has happened btw), you may find it surprising, and you may find it distasteful, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the embassy has been taken over by Nazis or that the screening should be canceled.