RE: “OK, Boomer: The problem with analogue politicians in a digital world,” (The Hill Times, Nov. 13, p. 9). In the article, Erica Ifill oversimplifies Mark Zuckerberg's position as just being, "Lies are bad." The technology expert's response to American House Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, "Congresswoman I think lying is bad. I think if you were to run an ad that had a lie that would be bad. That's different from it being, in our position, the right thing to prevent your constituents or people in an election from seeing that you had lied," expresses the belief not only that lying is bad, i.e. stupid, but also that it is right to publish bad/stupid lies. Noam Chomsky made the same point in 1981 by upholding Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson's right to publish evidently false arguments because freedom of speech is essential to everyone trying to establish truthful interpretations of facts—facts such as the mass murder of some six million Jews in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In the 2019 book Permanent Record, whistle-blower Edward Snowden, born in 1983, indicts some of his colleagues ethically with the words: "My fellow technologists came in every day and sat at their terminals and furthered the work of the state. They weren't merely oblivious to its abuses, but incurious about them, and that lack of curiosity made them not evil but tragic." Andrew Romain Gatineau, Que.