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Consider the power of some states and internet access: China's Great Firewall, for example, blocks Substack and many other apps. Have a look at EU privacy laws and the right to be forgotten. The 2016 Turkish military coup against Erdogan was thwarted because he still controlled all media such as the internet and mobile phone communications - he sent every Turk a text message calling for them to protest against the coup attempt. So look to who holds the power to control the internet where you live.

I'd also suggest that, while trial by social media has exacerbated the previous problem of trial by media, nevertheless, if we live in a jurisdiction where the law courts are part of Legal Due Process, that evidence of wrongdoing should be channelled through the legal system and not through either options 1 or 2.

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