3 thoughts on “Hate Speech: Is There Ever a Limit for Blog Services? – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. To be clear, we do take the standards of the various communities on TypePad very seriously, but there’s no action we can take against people who aren’t users of TypePad but choose to be abusive or offensive to our members.

    I’m sorry you’re having a negative experience with one of your site’s visitors, but with some TypePad sites having millions of visitors, it doesn’t seem like something anyone can reasonably address from the standpoint of an individual company or application; This is a cultural and social issue. And we certainly don’t see you as a “bad boy” for objecting to this person’s behavior. In the same way, I’m certain you understand that we can’t control the behavior of strangers on the internet.

  2. Being in the technology business myself, I can appreciate the challenges that TypePad faces in this. Which is why on our own blogging platform, we leave any so-called “censorship” (we prefer to call it “editorial rights”) up to the individual blog owner. That way, if some ill-educated adolescent inappropriately maligns or defames the blogger, then they can responf in the way they deem appropriate. It is, after all, their words and their forum…they should be able to exert some contol over what appears. And it’s our job as technologists to see that they can.

  3. It is not as though SixApart should get in the business of deciding what should and should not be published – marketplace of ideas and all that

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