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Should questions & answers suggesting the US may have released COVID-19 as a bioweapon really be censored?

Here, someone asked the following question : On March 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China announced new measures that would be implemented against several ...
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Why was this question about the name “national socialism” deleted?

A new user asked a question about why "national socialism" had the term socialism in their name. within 5 minutes it had 2 downvotes, 1 close-vote and was deleted, while I was trying to comment why ...
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Aren't controversial posts too rewarding?

While the reputation system is really helpful creating an automatic moderation and hierarchy, it also often appeals very rewarding to the human brain to see those numbers going up and gaining more ...
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If, (and only if), there were professional trolls and moles here, what if anything should be done?

OFF TOPIC note: This question is hypothetical, therefore comments and answers disputing its hypothesis are off topic. That is, while the question of "Are there actually any trolls and moles here?" ...
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How do we deal with politically divisive news events?

Warning: This question is prompted by the recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While it's not directly related to those particular events, but how we as a community can react sensitively to ...
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Are questions in the form of “How does X set of political views explain Y conundrum” on-topic and welcome?

1) Are questions in the form of "How does X set of political views explain Y conundrum/controvercy/objection" on-topic and welcome? As a random example, would the following question of the type: ...
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Tips on improving a (possibly controversial) question

A question I asked about an hour ago - What effect has the death of Osama bin Laden had on Islamism? - has since had its score go up and down like a yo-yo, and is steadily attracting close votes. ...