Africa: confusing trolling and debating

A Nigeria blogger, eshuneutics, joins the debate about blogger's code of conduct: “The civil values that we prize today were not built upon polite speech. The pamphleteers of the seventeenth century—the bloggers of their day—were renowned for transgressions and fierce intellectual argument. What I most worry about in this move for a Code of Conduct (and the right to have a Sheriff Star Badge on a blog site…a Sheriff Badge?) is that trolling and debate are becoming confused. A Code of Conduct is not going to restrict trolling.”

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