Hey Factory Fans!

Just a heads up, censorship is heading our way.  You may have noticed (or not) that Craigslist no longer offers dating classifieds.  That’s because, apparently, people had been using them for, well, hookers.  There’s a new law that says websites are responsible for third party content regarding prostitution.  So the Feds just seized Backpage for the same reason.  You might say, “So what?  That has nothing to do with me?”  Ya see, once you establish a law that says websites are responsible for the actions of people on the site, it kind of opens the door to everything.  So what if someone contacts a hooker, say, in the comments section of your website?  See?  Now YOU’RE on the hook.  And what if they expand that law to say, well any illegal activity?  Encouraging drug use?  Lots of webcomics I’ve done could be construed that way.  Hell, the Antiwar Comic touches on a lot of hot button topics.

Bottom line, it’s not a good law and it’s going to scare people who run websites into censoring more of their content.  I mean, c’mon, Craigslist?  They’re not criminals.  I think we all know what it’s for.  And yet, they’ve cut off a whole section of their website because of this law.  I think it’s just the beginning…

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And the Quote of the Day is from George Bernard Shaw:

“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”