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Basically you can say what you like as long as you don't start influencing policy in any effective way. if there's any danger of that media time is denied and you can continue muttering angrily to yourself as if it makes a difference, as we do here.

Recently read about the hotline-riots in Stockholm 30 years ago.

Apparently former telephone numbers were then left connected to a node and kids realised that this could be used to talk to a lot of kids that all called in to the same node. So in September '82 this led to lots of kids gathering in parks in Stockholm for no apparent reason. Police got worried and charged them, leading to something the papers called riots. And soon enough Televerket changed the system for former numbers while instituting official hotlines with maximum five users at any time. So even the possibility of influencing a lot of people outside of approved channels was enough for the system to resort to blunt force.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Fri Aug 31st, 2012 at 10:45:13 AM EST
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