Credibility is the foundation of justice, not truth. It may not be strictly fair, but when it comes down to one person’s word against another, credibility carries weight. Politics relies on this when it uses ‘convincing’ Ministers to tell lies about policy in the hope the public won’t feel the need to ask follow-up questions.
The purpose of rising censorship is to preserve this arrangement.
That is why you hear e-safety framed under the banner of ‘public trust’ and community safety.
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