Episode 8: Firing Squad (with Chav and Thimal Gajadeera)

An unfortunate incident involving a political argument that quickly escalated took Twitter by storm a few days ago. Tempers flared and one of the parties ended up losing their job as a result. Joining us today are Chav and Thimal Gajadeera to discuss the ethical and moral implications of this.

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Thimal Gajadeera describes himself as a perennial law student with an interest in politics and poetry. He is on Twitter at @ThimalG.

Chav is a programming language pony by day and everything else by night. He’s on Twitter at @chav_.

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Show Notes

  1. Sri Lanka CERT | CC: http://www.slcert.gov.lk/index.php
  2. Godwin’s Law: Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s rule of Hitler analogies) is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”; that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Adolf Hitler or his deeds, the point at which effectively the discussion or thread often ends. (Wikipedia, further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law)
  3. For anyone not familiar with the chain of events we’re discussing, this tweet from Chamath Alwis sums it up nicely.

Photo by David Levêque on Unsplash

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