I'm old enough to remember the days before big tech arrived, before spam raised it's ugly head. There were many usenet newsgroups on various topics all text based. At that time there were only about two million internet users.
In some forums flame wars were all the rage. These were the days of thick skins and asbestos suits. And then came big tech. In 2006, within that year came youtube, facebook and a host of other sites. I stayed away from FB for three years until a real life friend of mine told me of all the acquaintances from our collective past were showing up online. The days of censorship were way into the distant future and we just enjoyed communicating with friends.
Then around five years ago "hate speech" made its presence felt. Since then I've been spanked with increasing frequence to the point that about once every two weeks I'll get the attention of the Trust and Safety council. The days of convenient easy communication with anybody at all in the world are over thanks to the delicate snowflakes that big tech now pander to.
It's time to go back to the old infrastructure where there are much smaller numbers but also greater freedom.
I have bigger dialectic and rhetorical guns than my opponents.