Imagine a company shipping grains of rice in boxes.
One day, a charlatan fools some rice consumers into thinking that rice grains are tastier if first painstakingly ordered by their texture, shape, and color before being packed into the boxes and shipped.
As a result of this procedure, every rice consumer now pays a higher price per shipped box. At least as long as the charlatan is still able to fool people.
The major rice shipping companies are still happy because they get paid more per box. As long as people still choose to consume rice instead of something else. The charlatan is very good at scamming people and even dresses up as a wizard to show how magic his new rice-ordering procedure is.
Suddenly, a new rice shipping company enters the market, willing to call out the charlatan's bullshit and start shipping rice the old-fashioned way, without the pointless rice-grain ordering.
They point out that rice will be more popular in general if normal rice consumers aren't forced to pay a premium because of the whims of a scammer.
The charlatan and his followers call this refusal to play along with the scheme "censorship." They claim that ordering the grains is a "technological advancement."
In the end, the wizard and his rice ordering don't age very well, and people start preferring the new shipping company over the old one.
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