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July 07, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
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Censorship has been a plague on the bitcoin ecosystem. It has caused many people in the community to fall prey to the perils and pitfalls of human psychology. It has incited bitcoiners to believe half-truths, falsehoods, and boldfaced lies. The censorship took advantage of their most primitive thought processes, molding them into an army of conformists and lemmings.

For anyone unfamiliar with the censorship, here is some backstory. A user that goes by the handle Theymos has been running r/bitcoin sub-Reddit as the head moderator for several years. He also has influence in bitcointalk.org and bitcoin.org forums. Ever since the bitcoin scaling dilemma surfaced, Theymos and his staff have been actively censoring opinions that remotely relate to expanding the block sizes or forking the bitcoin protocol, which was once called bitcoin improvement proposal 101 or BIP 101.

https://news.bitcoin.com/how-censorship-in-the-bitcoin-ecosystem-duped-people-into-embracing-segwit/
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July 08, 2017, 10:35:30 PM
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I don't think this type of information control is limited to the Bitcoin space. For example, think of how brainwashed the average consumer of USA mainstream media is...
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July 09, 2017, 02:09:33 AM
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Censorship has been a plague on the bitcoin ecosystem. It has caused many people in the community to fall prey to the perils and pitfalls of human psychology. It has incited bitcoiners to believe half-truths, falsehoods, and boldfaced lies. The censorship took advantage of their most primitive thought processes, molding them into an army of conformists and lemmings.

For anyone unfamiliar with the censorship, here is some backstory. A user that goes by the handle Theymos has been running r/bitcoin sub-Reddit as the head moderator for several years. He also has influence in bitcointalk.org and bitcoin.org forums. Ever since the bitcoin scaling dilemma surfaced, Theymos and his staff have been actively censoring opinions that remotely relate to expanding the block sizes or forking the bitcoin protocol, which was once called bitcoin improvement proposal 101 or BIP 101.

https://news.bitcoin.com/how-censorship-in-the-bitcoin-ecosystem-duped-people-into-embracing-segwit/

Theymos has influence in bitcointalk.org?  Grin That is an understatement.
However, no matter how much censorship there is, people are definitely aware of the issues underlying scaling.
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July 09, 2017, 01:15:32 PM
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The censorship "issue" was fabricated to push people to leave r/Bitcoin and bitcointalk.org to join a forum created by Roger Ver. He orchestrated a

whole story that posts were censored and then it happened on his own forum.  Roll Eyes The whole thing happened during the Bitcoin Core vs Bitcoin XT

battle. Theymos saw Bitcoin XT as a Alt coin and he acted accordingly to stop those idiots from using r/Bitcoin and bitcointalk.org as a medium to

promote their Alt coin. Now Roger Ver is making good money from the people who moved over to his forums and sub-reddits..  Roll Eyes

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July 09, 2017, 01:44:43 PM
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Subterfuge in pursuit of certain goals is everywhere. Just as censorship has steered opinion so has the miner spamming to induce a fee 'crisis'.

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