Harris County prosecutors believe the man, 29-year-old Nicholas D’Agostino, was acting out of hatred for women and female drivers, citing several hate-filled social media posts. "He rants and rambles about female motorists and how incompetent they are, and how their sole purpose in life is to give birth to male children,” a Harris County prosecutor said in court.
Erin Shields, who works as the Center for Media Justice’s national field organizer for internet rights, told HuffPost that she sees that potential for censorship as a problem. “It’s not a stretch to believe that, moving forward, we may see some kind of censorship of content that concerns things that corporations might find controversial,” Shields said. She pointed out that even asking a nonprofit to pay for quicker delivery speeds can be detrimental to their cause, as it leaves that organization with fewer resources to, say, support LGBT youth.