I don’t know who needs to hear this (apparently way too many people) but it is NOT more important to give domestic terrorists and their leader a platform for planning more riots and murder than it is for the United States to keep existing as a country with a democratically-elected government. It’s NOT more important for the mob to post online than it is for people not to be murdered. For those who disagree with that, do you even see what you’re saying?
@TonyStark @NatashaRomanoff Because it's someone you don't like, you're pleased about it. I get it, but recognize the advance of corporatism is not something to applaud. Large tech companies getting involved in political issues and taking actions on those issues is pandoras box. Good luck when they turn their attention to something you like, which they will.
I don't really care about any of them. Don't use them.
Twitter has suspended me more than once.
I'm personally talking about the people I see pressuring instance admins here to not say they aren't hosting certain content.
Nobody has a right to a platform here, or anywhere for that matter.
I don't agree with a lot in the Fediverse, either, but I don't bother it.
If it gets people killed, though, you bet I would.
So, no, it doesn't have anything at all to do with not liking it.
@sullybiker @TonyStark There was and is no inalienable right to the space on these companies’ platforms. They aren’t public utilities. There’s no free speech protection for planning terrorist attacks.
They’ve already got multiple TV networks willing to give them a platform. Is that not more than enough?
@NatashaRomanoff Letting corporations run everything is a separate issue.
Congress can't take away your right to express yourself, and by extension, the rest of the government. Trump doesn't get to silence political opponents either. Not in the public square -- and it's why he really shouldn't have anything to do with private businesses while he's in office either.
It's a problem that tech companies have so much power, which is why Congress needs to regulate them. Amazon hasn't yet found a way to stop people from shouting in the street. Donald Trump and his followers can all be this guy if they want. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVWo0mhxiBg
Are you planning on mounting an insurrectionist coup to overturn an American presidential election, Paul, and include in that coup forcing your way into federal buildings armed and with equipment clearly meant to take hostages and harm or kill other human beings?
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Glad to hear it.
I think issues are being conflated here.
There is, allegedly, another insurrectionist attack being planned for Inauguration Day in all 50 states. What -45 said last week is the worst yet, but in line with his racist calls and incitements to violence for 4 years, even further than that if you look. It should all be shoved out of acceptability.
What's truly happened with Amazon is capitalism. They decided it was too risky to be associated with him as a business decision.
I do think Amazon and other big tech has too much power. The solution isn't asking them to leave the Nazis up. It is to reduce their power by not using them at all, for one, and to support regulating it so they pay taxes, pay workers, and so Bezos isn't a billionaire.
I think these are important discussions, but they are taking focus off of a much more serious problem- people attacked our Capitol and want to again. We must focus on stopping that.
Agreed, sorry if I mis-understood something, along the way here.
Out of interest, if they do impeach president Trump, are there any emergency powers that can be put in place to help the authorities not only deal with this on the ground, but enable the courts to act swiftly and robustly against anyone who tries more of this insurrection.
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From a YouTube clip of 'Beau of the Fifth Column', paraphrasing, "it's probably not possible for Twitter to infringe on Trump's 1A rights, and more likely that by forcing Twitter to platform Trump, Twitter's 1A rights are being trampled on by the government/Trump."
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