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Would you translate (or spread) a TED talk if you didn't agree with it's topic or the speaker's point of view?

I think, I've said it all in the title.

Would you translate a TED talk even if you did not agree with it? Do you think that people will feel you agree if they see your name written next to it?

Would you be willing to spread ideas, even if you did not agree with them?

Topics: diversity ideas

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    Apr 23 2012: This is a very interesting question! I don't think i would have the need to translate a TED talk unless I agreed with its message! Unless some one close to me asked for it!
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      Apr 23 2012: Hi Olivia,

      It has happened to me in the past, to begin translating a talk I thought I agreed with 100% and in the process realize there were aspects I did not agree with.
      Would you just abandon a talk like that, or would you continue the translation?
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        Apr 23 2012: Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no.

        I think that as others have stated on here Dimitra, once you translate the talk, you can turn around and make comments about the talk and the parts you disagreed with.

        I can't help but think about the United Nations translators, and those used by the judicial systems.

        They must have to translate some awful ideas, and downright disgheartening details that are not even in their vocabulary.......but, it is their job.

        Again, it is a matter of conscience. Only you know what is right for you.

        Here is something else to consider: sometimes exposing a ridiculous ideas to public knowledge can bring an individual to his/her senses. Sometimes it has a very good effect, this translation and making it known worldwide.

        Be Well. Your conversation has allowed me to learn much Dimitra. Thank you for asking this question.
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        Apr 23 2012: Hello Dimitra :)
        I think once you start something its only proper to finish it; even if you don't agree with the entire message. Maybe your friend will agree with what is being said. Or maybe they don't! But that is something to discuss after the talk is over!
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        Apr 23 2012: lol Hello Dimitra :)
        I have a big problem with bias news! Everything is prefiltered with only one opinion! The opinion of corporate America!!! People need to be presented with both sides of an argument and to do anything less is unethical! Unfortunately many news stations play by these unethical rules now a days. So YES I think you most certainly have an obligation to finish translating a TED talk!

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