Now this is likely just some tinfoil hat shower thought I had, but I am putting out there anyway, I hope this does not harm my standing here.
Yes, yes it is. Where to begin?
One: No matter how often freeze peach types try to claim otherwise, calling out problematic behaviour is not censorhsip
. Nobody is calling for "dissenters" to be silenced. Nobody is calling for people who launch coordinated campaigns of threats and harassment
to be silenced. We're just pointing out that they're, y'know, assholes.
Two: Refusing to provide a platform or an audience is not censorship
. You're free to say most anything you want, but I'm free to say "I don't want that in my house, and I'm not going to listen to it." Why is it that the "free speech" argument only applies in one direction?
Three: Believe it or not, censorship and silencing are social justice issues
. Censorship, like any other form of repression, falls hardest on the most disadvantaged. It is not only possible but extremely likely
that any given social justice activist fought against the censorship laws you mention. The freedom of the Internet, as a gathering place and coordination tool for oppressed people, is seriously important
to us. In fact, it's possible to be a gamer, a supporter of free speech, an enemy of censorship, a libertarian, and/or a tech person and still think that using lies about ethics as a front for harassing women is a shitty thing done by shitty people. (I'm all but one of those things!)
Four: It's really, really easy to fact-check your thoughts here. Hypothesis: Reddit is on the side of the SJWs, who support censorship and silencing of voices they disagree with. Test: Does KotakuInAction still exist? Yes? Well, then, something is seriously wrong with your premises.