How Totalitarianism Arrives

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Pokey

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Everyone is inherently biased whether you think you are or not. If they truly are a public forum they need to just allow any and everything people want to spout. no matter how stupid it may seem. If they start hiring 'editors' then they lose that immunity.
I’ve never claimed to be unbiased, far from it.
 

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Surely you jest. I always thought you were a kid that believed your teachers nonsense about how socialist the U.S. was by citing a bunch things created by capitalism they now say are socialist practices.
If I lived in California I’d probably be considered a rino. But here in the reddest of the red I’m a libtard demoncrat. I’m fiscally conservative, support our military, own and use guns, but am socially progressive. And according to some should be beaten with a nail studded bat. Swing away. All I’m allowed to do is grin and bare it.
 

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Not when they are claiming to be the new public forum. You can't have it both ways either you are the new public forum and abide by the constitution or you are not. They make their living on a public network not private property. Unlike the baker they don't shut their doors and charge for their services. It's something that is going to have to play out in court.
Okay, I'm fine with Trump continuing to use Twitter to make himself look like a mindless fool all he wants. If you don't think America needs a president like that, then don't be foolish enough to vote for him in Novermber.
 

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Okay, I'm fine with Trump continuing to use Twitter to make himself look like a mindless fool all he wants. If you don't think America needs a president like that, then don't be foolish enough to vote for him in Novermber.
I still don't get this mindset. Who exactly can we vote for? This is why people don't vote, because all we got is either, Trump or Biden (or whoever the Dems replace Biden with). This is also why the system is broken beyond repair, as the right to vote has been reduced to impotence by two conniving political agencies that have no interest in the people, but preserving their respective places of power. Give us back the write-in vote, so I can vote for Mickey Mouse or Smokey the Bear. At least my vote would have meaning then and stand as an act of defiance against this idotic system.
 

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If our media was truly fair trump wouldn’t need to be on Twitter. But since they run the opposing party, they get what they created
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/28/tru...med-at-cracking-down-on-facebook-twitter.html
Trump to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Facebook and Twitter, vows ‘FAIRNESS!’
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday cracking down on online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, vowing “a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” The move comes days after Twitter began fact-checking some of his tweets.

The order would push the Federal Communications Commission to write rules on when and how platforms can remove content from their platform and still maintain liability protection granted them under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The law as it stands largely exempts those publications from being held liable for much of the content on their websites.
 
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Not the same here. By service provider, he means AT&T, Suddenlink, Cox, Charter, etc..

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The guy thinks he has it all figured out about social media but doesn't know what a service provider is... Then doesn't even get it after you explain it. Just boomer things I guess.
 

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It's as if all the capitalists and free enterprise folks suddenly want some regulation and all those who want to rail against the free enterprise system that allowed them prosper now want its protection to do as they please.

Just proves each is actually out for themselves - truly The American Way!
 

StillwaterTownie

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I still don't get this mindset. Who exactly can we vote for? This is why people don't vote, because all we got is either, Trump or Biden (or whoever the Dems replace Biden with). This is also why the system is broken beyond repair, as the right to vote has been reduced to impotence by two conniving political agencies that have no interest in the people, but preserving their respective places of power. Give us back the write-in vote, so I can vote for Mickey Mouse or Smokey the Bear. At least my vote would have meaning then and stand as an act of defiance against this idotic system.
I'm voting for the Libertarian as a protest vote and to contribute to the Libertarian Party getting enough votes to continue to be recognized as a political party in Oklahoma. If the Libertarian Party and other third parties can get a lot more than usual votes, it might serve notice on the two major parties to either shape up or ship out.
 

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A very good thread on the subject.


https://twitter.com/clarkedynamics/status/1265805864709087234?s=21
As the judge said on Fox News, what Trump wants to do would be in violation of the Citizens United decision. Corporations like Twitter have free speech, too, like people.

Trump should simply return free speech with more free speech of his own on Twitter by being against Twitter's fact check, if he hasn't already and then move on to his next item of BS, so he can make himself look ridiculous again as president. For his next item of BS, Trump might as well demand to Twitter that it let Alex Jones back on it.
 
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