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[liberationtech] What should the "liberation tech" response be to ISIS-related recruiting online?

Shava Nerad shava23 at
Thu Jul 2 11:08:48 PDT 2015

"Are you, or have you ever been, associated with the Communist Party?"

When questions of speech and association become poisoned litmus tests,
regardless of the apparent profile of the target in contemporary media and
current events, it is a disease of the times.  Rights must always be held
paramount, and perspective be broad, not narrowed or special cases made.

Tools are tools.  We make them for better engagement and association, for
organizing.  If our government finds that fringe cases are more passionate
in their causes than our general electorate -- perhaps they need to invest
in growing the civic passion of the average adult and especially our

Shava Nerad
shava23 at

(Well practiced on this one heh)
On Jul 1, 2015 9:53 AM, "Steven Clift" <clift at> wrote:

> Any reactions to this NYTimes article?
> ISIS and the Lonely Young American
> What responsibilities emerge and how do they balance with freedoms and
> rights we aspire to see online being used essentially for very bad
> things.
> Steven Clift  -  Executive Director,
>    clift at  -  +1.612.234.7072
>    @democracy  -
> E-Democracy can help:
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