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Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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The only way for liberals to succeed is to artificially conflate themselves or constrain their opposition. In a free and fair race to the top the right is superior to the left. In real life this is proven by wages, wealth, marital status, affirmative action, and education (Assuming post graduate study is where liberals hide from the world). Thus, the left seeks their safe space where they are free to thrive absent those who regularly best them.
edit on 16-11-2016 by StormNight because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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It ain't just twitter, numerous reports of Facebook also blocking pro-Trump accounts.

Happened to me yesterday. The lock you out, then demand a government photo ID to un-block you. I won't be complying with that but the intent is clear, to document and get personal info on Trump supporters.

Of course, the liberal contradiction here is they argue private businesses, twitter and facebook can do as they please. However it's the same left which won't allow a private business to choose what bathrooms their patrons can use. The larger contradiction is that the government is involved in the anti-conservative policies of twitter and facebook and the government dictating such actions thru private companies is by definition, fascism, yet the left keep erroneously arguing Trump and the GOP are the fascists.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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The answer to this is simple.
Ban twitter in the US.
Cut them off.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: StormNight

Or we just wait a few more years when white folk really aren't the majority anymore and the "my way or the highway" attitude that has plagued this country since it's inception will come to a close. The future is inclusive. These are the last cries of an exclusive lot (meanwhile crying that they are being excluded while still running the show - gimme a break).



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408




Twitter is a private company. Not the government. It can silence who it wants, when it wants.


Which is a good way to ensure a failing business model in America.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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So if Twitter was a bakery, it wouldn't have to allow for public accomidation and bake a cake?



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I don't think anyone but conservatives would be upset if Twitter banned them all or if they boycotted because some obvious racist and or mean spirited trolls got banned.

If you're mad they got banned then I wonder about your morality. If a liberal or whoever did the same thing I want them banned too. It's not a partisan thing, it's about doing the right thing.
edit on 16-11-2016 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
So if Twitter was a bakery, it wouldn't have to allow for public accomidation and bake a cake?


Sexuality and gender are considered protected classes, Twitter can't ban anyone for those reasons. They can however ban people for other reasons such as inciting hate speech or just being generally miserable individuals.

If you don't like that, take it up with the Supreme Court and argue that being a modern day Nazi should be a protected class.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Touched a nerve.

So public accomidation doesn't matter here.

Gotcha!



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Aazadan

Touched a nerve.

So public accomidation doesn't matter here.

Gotcha!


What part of public accomodation laws are applicable to digital spaces?



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

A business is a business, isn't it?

Perhaps public acomidation doesn't apply to on-line services.

Perhaps people can discriminate all they want. It's only ideas, after all.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Aazadan

A business is a business, isn't it?

Perhaps public acomidation doesn't apply to on-line services.

Perhaps people can discriminate all they want. It's only ideas, after all.


Most digital products are treated different from physical ones. It's an area where the law hasn't yet caught up. For example, there are no ADA requirements for a business website even though there would be if they physically entered a store.

That said, they didn't discriminate against these people arbitrarily which is what public accommodation prevents. It would be more like a business owner kicking a noisy customer out who was disturbing other patrons.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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originally posted by: okrian
a reply to: StormNight

Or we just wait a few more years when white folk really aren't the majority anymore and the "my way or the highway" attitude that has plagued this country since it's inception will come to a close. The future is inclusive. These are the last cries of an exclusive lot (meanwhile crying that they are being excluded while still running the show - gimme a break).


ie The Prog's way or the highway.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Or it's discriminating against an ideology.

Either way, like any other on-line business that discriminates, it won't see my business.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: DBCowboy
So if Twitter was a bakery, it wouldn't have to allow for public accomidation and bake a cake?


Sexuality and gender are considered protected classes, Twitter can't ban anyone for those reasons. They can however ban people for other reasons such as inciting hate speech or just being generally miserable individuals. saying things they don't like.


Fixed that for you.



If you don't like that, take it up with the Supreme Court and argue that being a modern day Nazi should be a protected class.


Ironically, Nazis banned speech they didn't like.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Aazadan

Or it's discriminating against an ideology.

Either way, like any other on-line business that discriminates, it won't see my business.


Yet I assume you're just fine with ATS's list of banned sources?



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: xuenchen

Censorship is an accepted practice now.

Just look at everyone defending it.



LOL Censorship
can't put picture here Bill at it again picture are slowly leaking out
this one been around for a few day's now

Twitter



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Aazadan

Touched a nerve.

So public accomidation doesn't matter here.

Gotcha!


What part of public accomodation laws are applicable to digital spaces?


FCC common carriers.




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:42 PM
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None of this back and forth really matters.

Twitter has had a precipitous drop in active user accounts before the conservative purge. It's a terrible interface, most people hardly understand how it actually works, and now they are using a politically slanted business model. Twitter will become just another online echo chamber where only certain views are welcomed. Because of that more and more people will leave until the platform is no longer viable and they go out of business.

Their stock has gone from a high of 70 per share to 18 per share since January of 2014. This trend has not subsided. As a matter of fact it got considerably worse. With this news hitting the markets their stock will continue its fall until shareholder take control and reverse course on a terrible business model, or the business will go the way of MySpace and never be heard from again.
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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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So we went from not actually being able to define Alt-Right this summer to defining it categorically as hate post-election and now censoring it? Someone needs to tweet some Orwell quotes at Twitter. #corporatefascism


edit on 11/16/2016 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)



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