In the era of the podcast, one genre has captured the public imagination like no other: true crime. With only the bare bones immediacy of the spoken word, crime podcasts have turned a generation of listeners into amateur sleuths and brought criminal cases to life in a way that a million cheesy television recreations never could. Crime podcasts are particularly popular among women the majority of listeners are female and it speculated that crime stories are a way to experience fear in a controlled way.
Don post racist or bigoted memes. Those belong elsewhere. Racist and bigoted memes, harassment, and raiding other subreddits/sites can lead to a permanent ban at the moderators discretion.. Now you going to be really selective on these things? What you going to end up with is a lot of people who would have done as well but for whom the stars didn align right at a particular period in their life. This all might be fine, except now we structured our society in part around these oversimplified assumptions, pretending it works when it doesn really. It might be ok when there lots of second chances, lots of opportunities for people to get back on their feet from the vagaries of life, and good opportunities in general for everyone, but when resources gets hoarded by fewer and fewer, there more noise, that compounded by people gaming the system, etc.
“We have signed agreements with three universities and research institutes to develop smart filtering to block only depraved and immoral sites, but allowing access to other pages,” Vaezi said, without naming the organisations involved.”Smart filtering is used for specific targets only and presently the project is undergoing experiments,” he was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying to journalists.(Also see: Iran plans to build secure, “domestic” Internet)The minister did not make clear what would be considered depraved and immoral, but the terms are frequently used by Iranian clerics to mean anything from pictures of women in revealing Western clothing to outright pornography.But he did brush aside rumours that Tehran would start filtering the latest teen fad, the WhatsApp Messenger instant messaging service. “What is being said about this matter is mainly non sense propaganda,” he said.The Mehr report did not mention the latest Internet fad, a Facebook page where women post pictures of themselves without their obligatory headscarf.Like satellite television and music videos in earlier decades, cyberspace has been a controversial phenomenon in the Islamic republic, both out of political and moral concerns.Many in the conservative clerical establishment long opposed its introduction into Iran and, since its debut, have demanded tighter supervision.Their offensive peaked during a crackdown on freedom of speech in the wake of mass protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in 2009.Many bloggers were jailed and at least one person was sentenced to death for running what was called a “promiscuous” website. Two years ago, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set up a supervisory board to monitor Internet access.