Censorship and Big Tech

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 12:19 AM
posted by Laley23

Hey, I don’t disagree. Just pointing out the apples to oranges comparison that was made.


Not the same, but there is a lot of irony there when they cry about "open internet."

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 45 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 5:09 AM

I finally took the time to look up the tweet's that Twitter states are the reason it perm-banned Trump. I personally don't see what it is about the two tweets that they use as a reason, but perhaps some of the contrarians here can do the mental gymnastics it requires for the greater understanding.

They list their reasoning on the page, but ... I find it ... laughable.


https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 3:33 PM
posted by CenterBHSFan

They list their reasoning on the page, but ... I find it ... laughable.

That seems like a good example for this thread.  Basically banning free speech on the basis YOU believe what was said was a dog whistle.  The solution to someone misinterpreting what you said is to stop you from speaking?

The CNN fascists love to do that so they can explain to you how an unobjectionable statement was actually coded, racist language.  It's a pillar of the identity politics game.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 13, 2021 4:43 PM

Silicon Valley oligarchs making dems in congress look like patriots ..............amazing.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, Jan 15, 2021 3:23 AM

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534045-ocasio-cortez-congress-looking-into-ways-to-rein-in-disinformation?fbclid=IwAR0zR-7XMk--5cghtlnY8bHcNiicejX-VnSFeYDG5iVBEl19GgOzzGgqhY0

Related to this thread, here is that slippery slope that ptown wants to pretend doesn't exist.    Hopefully it's only a handful of the full retard sector that wants to set up a committee. 

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 37 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 8:50 AM
posted by CenterBHSFan

I finally took the time to look up the tweet's that Twitter states are the reason it perm-banned Trump. I personally don't see what it is about the two tweets that they use as a reason, but perhaps some of the contrarians here can do the mental gymnastics it requires for the greater understanding.

They list their reasoning on the page, but ... I find it ... laughable.


https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html

Their explanation would get a 10 out of 10 in the mental gymnastics olympic games.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 10:19 AM
posted by like_that

Related to this thread, here is that slippery slope that ptown wants to pretend doesn't exist.    Hopefully it's only a handful of the full retard sector that wants to set up a committee. 

I feel like there needs to be some sort regulation, and Section 230 was really not designed to shield mega goliath tech companies from liability.

But when you see AOC proposing a committee, and realize Dems control both branches...that does not end well.

A lot of what has happened, especially Parler, isn't exactly a great indictment of tech.  But there's been a clear double standard with the leftwing hate groups.

Except the NYP story on Hunter Biden really illustrates the problem.  If you rely on the liberal media to validate and fact-check a story, then you've created a systemic bias against negative news on Dems and their agenda.  Because there is a cesspool of leftwing fake news that doesn't appear to get filtered or flagged.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 12:01 PM
posted by like_that

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534045-ocasio-cortez-congress-looking-into-ways-to-rein-in-disinformation?fbclid=IwAR0zR-7XMk--5cghtlnY8bHcNiicejX-VnSFeYDG5iVBEl19GgOzzGgqhY0

Related to this thread, here is that slippery slope that ptown wants to pretend doesn't exist.    Hopefully it's only a handful of the full retard sector that wants to set up a committee. 

You cite AOC and want to talk of a slippery slope? It will take a more credible member of Congress to actual cite specific legistation before I will buy your slope argument. 

That would be like me citing something crazy Matt Gaetz or even crazy Majorie Taylor Green as something that has wide Republican support. 

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Sat, Jan 16, 2021 7:03 AM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

You cite AOC and want to talk of a slippery slope? It will take a more credible member of Congress to actual cite specific legistation before I will buy your slope argument. 

That would be like me citing something crazy Matt Gaetz or even crazy Majorie Taylor Green as something that has wide Republican support. 

I feel like you either don't know what a slippery slope is or you're purposely playing dumb.  When you have reps/senators proposing these type of committees, that means gets closer and closer to Government deciding which speech they want to regulate.    Yes, I know it was AOC, thus why I said (and you purposely ignored) "Hopefully it's only a handful of the full retard sector...." 

Do you really want a government committee decided which free speech should be censored vs uncensored?  Even if it is with all the people you have your full trust in?   If you say yes, please spare me gblock's  "not all speech is protected/yelling in a theater" bullshit too.  I know you're smarter than that.

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