Monday, June 12, 2017

Facebook comment leads to death sentence for man, death of discourse for mankind

Pakistan sentenced a man to death Saturday morning for making disparaging remarks about the prophet Mohammed, and others, on Facebook. This is the first time a person has been tried in a court of law and sentenced to death for blasphemy that was committed on social-media. His name is Taimoor Raza, he is 30 years old, and the moment of his execution will mark the very second that we lose control of social-media forever, it becomes the property of lawyers and politicians. Facebook, twitter, all of it changes forever when Taimoor Raza dies I will no longer be able to engage, conscientiously,…

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