The Great Purge

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  1. nivek

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    The masses are cheering and celebrating on Twitter with thunderous applause...

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    Twitter is banning many conservative accounts, not just Trump and his supporters...Facebook has already been working on that...

     
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    All of the major social media outlets, not just Twitter, are purging/banning thousands of conservative accounts and personal accounts who have conservative posts...Our AE account on Twitter has lost 42 followers this evening thus far, many people on multiple media outlets have said they are losing hundreds and thousands of friends and followers...

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  15. AD1184

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    I am actually completely unbothered by Twitter limiting who can use their service. This is because I am at a loss to think of a legitimate use for it. Its terse, character-limited format is designed to promote coarseness and incivility. It has existed to date to provide an unceasing shouting-match between political opponents. The best thing would be if Twitter became irrelevant because nobody wanted to use it any more.
     
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    I copied some posts from the political thread to this thread as they very relevant to this topic, refresh the page if you don't see them...

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    I think the best thing would be for all social media to go away, but this level of censorship appears to be only the beginning, give them an inch and they will take a mile...

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    Suppose if Twitter and other social media platforms are selectively censoring information this means they are actively curating content.

    This makes them 'publishers' and they should be held accountable to the law (and prosecution) just like everybody else.
     
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    The N.Y. Post is calling out social media over this debacle...Its not just Twitter but all the major social media platforms are censoring and purging accounts, I only posted examples in this thread from Twitter because I don't use the other platforms at all...

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    NY Post Editorial Board: Why Twitter ban of @realDonaldTrump proves it's not 'just a platform'

    So Twitter has "permanently banned" President Donald Trump’s account.

    While this will please Democrats, and perhaps lessen the (justifiable) heat the company is taking from regulators, it just proves again that Twitter’s claims that it is "just a platform" are hogwash.

    Some of Trump’s tweets were untrue and incendiary, but so are the Ayatollah Khamenei’s. His account is still up. The difference is Twitter is run by American liberals, who only really police one type of person, of one political persuasion.

    It’s a little ridiculous that what finally did Trump in was tweeting that he wouldn’t be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration.

    Twitter twisted that to mean that he still won’t accept the results of the election — which just shows they were looking for an excuse. Rather than let the readers judge, they pulled the plug.

    This paper has a bit of history with Twitter’s bias, seeing as they shut us down over a true Hunter Biden story. That incident proved that they "fact check" stories critical of Democrats far more aggressively than they do for Republicans, just as they police conservatives far more than liberals.

    If Twitter was a private publisher, this would be annoying but unavoidable. But it isn’t. It’s a "platform" that, thanks to Section 230, faces no responsibility for what is tweeted.

    Twitter gets to censor whomever it likes, but throws up its hands at hate speech and libel with a "not our problem!"

    This is untenable.

    Either Section 230 needs to be repealed, and Twitter must responsibly police who it hosts, or Twitter needs to step back and let the public decide what is acceptable or not.

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  20. Standingstones

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    Call me a Luddite, I don’t use social media such as Facebook, Twitter etc. I’ve never understood what the stink was about putting all your personal info out there on the internet.
     

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