Not only does this show how easily #pressfreedom can be erupted and diminished, but it also shows how crucial a prudent but minimal government is in order to limit the market from becoming a bestial predator:…
We could assume that the NSO group consciously
sold its #PegasusSpyware software to gov'ts with a more than questionable rate on freedom and liberties. Speaking particularly of India, this was far from unknowable, given the recent Freedom House rating:…
You do not even need to be a politics buff to know
under Narendra Modi (BJP), India's ratio of freedom and liberty has continuously deteriorated. To consequently think that selling spyware software that would inevitably be used to target “the state's 'enemies'” brands you as either dangerously dumb or willfully ignorant. Both at-
titudes would make you an either unethical or diabolical businessman who would even dare to boot the corporation's good reputation out of a sociopathic egalitarianism.

Now some might argue that it couldn't be the business' fault if tis client were well-known antagonists on
the global gameboard, and that their decisions were certainly not politically motivated or considered. For the #NSOGroup, this can surely not be considered an actual argument given that they advertised their software as a tool to combat terrorism. And they could've known that
without certain inclinations, their software could easily be abused for malignant operations such as the targeting of journalists and activists. They knew what they were going for and that there'd also be a left-hand path to the utilization of their software. Still they're going
for limitless sales, meaning also for anti-ethical sales. And that's the point I'd like to make: That antagonists do not require gov'ts to give them the power they enjoy in our status quo. They could also run corporations and thereby become customers of companies like the NSO-
Group. It is because of such facts that morality and ethics are still required in a Capitalist society, and that amoral or anti-ethical businessmen, leaders and the likes are one of the greatest threat to a beneficial free market. Iti s also one of the rotten cores of our current
Capitalist society and the root of its growing opposition. #PegasusSpyware and the #NSOGroup are just two more symptoms in an ever-growing illness. The fact that it targets #PressFreedom #freedomofpress just makes it all the more devastating, threatening.

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