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Twitter to Crack Down on Politically Incorrect Language

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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:38 PM
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heatst.com...


Twitter has launched a new way to punish users for bad behavior, temporarily “limiting” their account.


Some speculate these limitations are automatic based on keywords, but there is no hard evidence. This would be fine if this was used uniformly to clamp down on harassment, but it appears to be used on people, simply for using politically incorrect language.



Nothing too sever about this, on the surface. They typical words are triggers for the account ban but something about this caught my eye.


Another user claims his account was limited after calling Senator John McCain a traitor.

Twitter just limited my account folks. Freedom of speech is limited. I guess.

— Mike DiCenso (@mdnme2) February 14, 2017

@dcexaminer @SenatorJMcCain McCain is nothing but a traitor to this country Listen to the tap he made for Vietnam He sold out simple as that

— Mike DiCenso (@mdnme2) February 14, 2017


If the source is to be believed, something as simple as using the word traitor triggered the ban.

I'm not a twitter subscriber but I do use it on occasion for breaking stories and quotes. Our current POTUS is also a yuge user, no?




posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

well they are a business. they can run it how they want imo just like people can decide not to use it if they want. since our govt has made it perfectly legal to dispense propaganda or censor anything they deem unfit then its only logical that the private sector would follow suit



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Just going by your title I would say watch out Don . They really want to shut you up ...



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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I bet they let anti-Trump posts stand.



We need to monitor their "monitoring".



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Or counter them with the Trumpstump ....Can you imagine him creating a social media like that .I think people all around the world would join even in a protest way .



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: xuenchen

Or counter them with the Trumpstump ....Can you imagine him creating a social media like that .I think people all around the world would join even in a protest way .


Now that is an interesting concept.

Remember all the controversy around Trump creating a news website? Social media sure would net a lot more profit.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: TheScale

Sure, they have the right. All the more reason we should attempt to stay informed.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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I wonder what Twitter considers politically incorrect?

I like politically incorrect.
I don't like politically correct.
Politically incorrect is real.
Politically correct is fake.
Politics do not dictate what is "correct".



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I was watching the latest newsbud by Peter Lee . Any news with Trump in it is gobbled up by the Chines .At present its a news outlet in Japan they follow because it has Trump news every day . If its about the numbers then it would be a safe bet .



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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Watch out Trump. They coming after your direct link to the people.

Dont say 'Russia' or 'pizzagate' or 'conservatives rule, progressives drool' or youll get a slapped with a temporary limit!!

Oh noz!!!



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

What are they going to do with the term, "Illegal alien"?



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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Sounds like it might be time to clog their system.




posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: xuenchen

Or counter them with the Trumpstump ....Can you imagine him creating a social media like that .I think people all around the world would join even in a protest way .



I was thinking the same exact thing. "Trumpstump"... good name for it, too.

If I were his advisor, I'd tell him to call it "TrumpsterFire" (like dumpster fire)



Heh.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

What illegal aliens?

I don't see anything on twitter so they must not exist!



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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To any would be app devs or software engineers, now is your time to capitalize!

Shoe in billionaire.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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Politically motivated censorship-
If you've not discounted the platform as a useless echo chamber yet, there's the line.

Most attention I ever paid to it wad when the podesta emails came out. Never found anything of use in there otherwise...


Also, those bastards destroyed the pound symbol and turned it into some sort of sjw war cry.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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i know your all just joking around light heartedly but the last thing we want is a state sponsored media service. i mean theyve allready made propaganda legal to disseminate, and just 2 months ago they passed the "countering disinformation and propaganda act" so all thats left is the talking head to dispense whatever our ministry of truth deems fit for the masses



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I don't use social media and don't plan to, but I would expect the owners can do whatever they want as it is their playground. Same thing goes here at ATS. We can't always say what we are thinking here either.

Bottom line is they may restrict free speech to the point that they become irrelevant if they haven't already. There will be a free speech alternative around the corner.

Demand will always met.


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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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Agreed. It should be pointed out however whenever a business lays in place plans to limit what content it is about. ATS did so in a relative thoughtful manner.

Given the sources used in the source, I see it as a political attack more than a free speech attack. Given the timing and who uses twitter, I'd say my reasoning is justified.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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Once upon a time Twitter was used to spread criticism of dictatorial regimes, admittedly that was fairly disastrous in Egypt, and the less said about Iran the better, but it helped people spread their message in defiance of the authorities.

Sad that such things probably won't be possible anymore.

Unless of course you're trying to establish some Sharia Caliphate in the West, then it's all well and good!



Thankfully there are some Twitter alternatives popping up, and I wish them success at Twitter's expense.
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