Some sites discuss information which is illegal in certain countries. There is always a risk that such countries will block the Stack Exchange network because of this. I would like to clarify that they are permitted. A few examples:
IPS with homosexuality, which is grounds for blocking under Russian law.
Biology.SE with evolution, which is grounds for blocking under Iranian law.
Security.SE with censorship evasion, which is grounds for blocking under Chinese law.
This question came up specifically due to the last point. On the Information Security site, we often discuss matters such as privacy. This sometimes includes discussions involving circumventing state-run censorship. The worry is that the entirety of the Stack Exchange network will be blocked due to the appearance of us "targeting" governments. My argument is that it should be allowed if it does not break US law or break the Stack Exchange ToS. I would just like to verify that this is indeed the case, or whether we need to avoid asking or answering questions that are not allowed to be discussed in certain governments.
Does the network allow us to discuss homosexuality?
Does the network allow us to discuss evolution?
Does the network allow us to discuss internet freedom / privacy?
I would assume that the answer to all three is yes, as long as it is legal in the US, but I would like an explicit answer. A moderator on the Information Security site seems opposed to allowing discussions that target specific government censorship evasion out of "respect for other governments". I personally do not hold this view at all, but I was asked to post this question here, on Meta.