Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Think of the children

Child sex abusers use social media platforms to exploit children and share images and videos of children being abused with other offenders.

Right now, some social media companies can detect child sexual abuse material being shared on their platforms and report it to law enforcement. This plays an important part in stopping child sex abusers, and these companies deserve to be praised for this.

But some are planning to introduce end-to-end-encryption, which scrambles messages so that only the sender and receiver can see what is being shared.

This means they will no longer be able to detect child sexual abuse on their platforms and therefore won’t be able to report it. - source

Junk, junk, junk, junk. This campaign has nothing to do with protecting children - especially given the UK establishment’s veritable tradition of both organizing and covering up industrial scale sexual abuse (hint, what is lowercase-prince Andrew doing?) - and it is nothing more than hate speech designed to isolate technologists as part of a broader political effort. Fuck the UK.