An important ethical and practical issue is how information hazards should be treated. To what extent should people suppress acquisition and dissemination of information which may cause harm? The answer to this question both depends on one’s moral
views - for instance, whether new knowledge is good in itself, or whether it is wrong to restrict personal liberty - and on one’s empirical views of what the outcome of such suppression is likely to be.
An information hazard (also known as an infohazard) is a risk arising from the spread of true information. The concept was introduced by Nick Bostrom in a 2011
paper (Bostrom 2011). Bostrom, Nick (2011) Information hazards: a typology of potential harms from knowledge , Review of contemporary philosophy , vol. 10, pp. 1–35.
An information hazard (also known as an infohazard) is a
"risk that arises from the dissemination or the potential dissemination of (true) information that may cause harm or enable some agent to cause harm" (Bostrom 2011). The concept was introduced by Nick Bostrom in a 2011 paper.