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PREVIOUS: An abundance of open source information is more harmful to society than good.

Debaters Avi Gurland-Blaker and Lenny Herrera earned this Motion's victory arguing for the pro side.  Their points of contention included anti-democratic misuses of open source information, its paradoxical effect on an increasingly reclusive yet globally connected user base, and necessary regulation specifically targeting egregious misinformation used as fact.

Arguing for the con side were debaters Mike Walsh and Thomas Kim, who believe access to open source is a human right for us to spread liberal values and expose corruption.  They discussed oppression in countries that enforce censorship, and hyperbole over perceived danger posed by open source platforms.