Re: Way beyond paedos
> They can no longer control the spread of information
I am old enough to remember the national hysteria over "Satanic Abuse" during the 1980's which resulted in some families having their children forcibly removed, as I recall, with no more evidence than could be fabricated and whipped up by and within groups of mis-guided social work teams. It became clear that there was NO organised Satanic Abuse, and the whole thing was just Salem Witch Trials all over again, though luckily no-one got burned at any stakes.
Now, with the WWW, the pot in which such anti-$BAD_THING fervour can be whipped up is so much bigger, and the froth that can be generated is so much larger, so that the danger of DIS-information is greater. I am, of course, in favour of real information being collected, sieved, collated, and verified. The interwebz are very bad at this. One has to decide whom one is to believe, at all times, everywhere. The critical questions are "Who is telling me this?" and "Why are they telling me?"
When Anon on The Register tells me that stuff is happening "Way beyond paedos", with unsupported statements, I'm afraid I don't get very satisfactory answers to those questions.