The people who have been commenting on or sending me mail about my post, “Apple supporters shout down Real” have consistently disagreed that no one can be shouted down in the online world. Here’s another news story though: Noah Shachtman from Wired News reports that this time it’s the Republican Party that is the target.
I suppose that the same people will say that the GOP, just like Real deserves it, so it’s not bad. Others will probably keep telling me that this doesn’t happen because the net is an idyllic place. Well, it just isn’t so.
This isn’t how I think free speech is supposed to work.