Comments on the new torture report

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Re: Comments on the new torture report

Postby Jnyusa » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:07 pm

Yes, that's even one step further, Tosh. Information gained by torture is likely to be disinformative and not just uninformative. The victim says what he/she thinks the torturer wants to hear. Which is why you'd want to keep torture out of any system that needs real evidence to function as intended.

Not all systems are intended to function on evidence, of course. Some are intended to function on terror.
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