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Flodorner comments on Informational hazards and the cost-effectiveness of open discussion of catastrophic risks - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Flodorner 25 June 2018 07:25:24AM 2 points [-]

"to prove this argument I would have to present general information which may be regarded as having informational hazard"

Is there any way to assess the credibility of statements like this (or whether this is actually an argument worth considering in a given specific context)? It seems like you could use this as a general purpose argument for almost everything.

Comment author: MichaelPlant 25 June 2018 09:50:20AM *  1 point [-]

"to prove this argument I would have to present general information which may be regarded as having informational hazard"

I agree statements of this kind are very annoying, whether or not they're true.

Comment author: turchin 25 June 2018 11:47:21AM 0 points [-]

It was in fact a link on the article about how to kill everybody using multiple simultaneous pandemics - this idea may be regarded by someone as an informational hazard, but it was already suggested by some terrorists from Voluntary Human extinction movement. I also discussed with some biologists and other x-risks researchers and we concluded that it is not an infohazard. I can send you a draft.