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Twitter Has Started Its Messy ‘Purge’ Of Neo-Nazi And ‘Alt-Right’ Accounts

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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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www.huffingtonpost.com...


New rules implemented on Twitter Monday have led to the suspensions of accounts belonging to prominent neo-Nazis, white nationalists and other far-right extremists.



“You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people,” states Twitter’s rule for “violent extremist groups,” which went into effect Monday.
“This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism,” the rule continues. “You also may not affiliate with organizations that – whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform – use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.”


what do you all think about this?
i think its a good thing. i hate censorship but i think we all pretty much agree that a business/company/site has the right to enforce whatever rules they want and has the right to boot people if they want.
i think it is good that these types have less of a voice to get their # out there.

one thing that i had a hard time getting behind though is this


Twitter announced in mid-November that beginning Dec. 18, it would consider account user behavior “on and off the platform” when deciding whether to close down an account, as part of an effort to “reduce hateful and abusive content.”


^^^curious as to where that will lead.

so something you do off twitter can get you booted from twitter?

they just giving themselves an easy out with that for if they decide to dive someone the boot?

not really a free speech type issue because like with any website(ats for example) you have to sign up and agree to certain codes of conduct.

in the end i really dont give a # cause ive never used twitter and dont plan to.
just seems odd that they would bounce someone off based on something they did off the site.


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“If Twitter starts banning people who are affiliated with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further a cause, that’s tantamount to prohibiting certain opinions:

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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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If Neo-Nazism and White Supremacy are such societal threats than why weren't they targeted and confronted when Obama was President?

The truth is that they aren't and haven't been an issue for many decades.


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Suppose hey will go after the far left with the same gusto?


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: DrStevenBrule
a reply to: TinySickTears

If Neo-Nazism and White Supremacy are such societal threats than why weren't they targeted and confronted when Obama was President?

The truth is that they aren't and haven't been an issue for many decades.




1st post and already obama?
wow

i figured it would happen just not so fast

i really dont know why twitter did not do this under obama.
why does it matter?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

as my 12yo son said
"twitter is for grandpas like trump, instagram is the place to be"



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears

Suppose hey will go after the far left with the same gusto?


ok.
lets suppose.
now what?

lets gone opinions
do you think those mentioned in the article should be able to have an account?
do you feel it is a censorship or free speech issue

but obama obama obama
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

They just like ATS are a private company and they have every right to do so.
Also good I hate Nazis.


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:26 PM
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Didn't answer the question.

Will they apply the same set of guidelines to far left accounts?

I don't do Twitter myself so I have no idea what's out there.


And no, I have no issue with a private company banning what they consider inappropriate content.
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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: TinySickTears

They just like ATS are a private company and they have every right to do so.
Also good I hate Nazis.


thats what i think too
apparently its not a real issue or obama or something. not really sure

we have all seen that exact stuff posted here. ats is a private company and can enforce rules and ban as they see fit.
well so can twitter. i just wanted to see what people thought.

i will wait and see how this progresses

imagine the outrage if the orange one gets banned for his conduct off the platform?
hahahahahahaah



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears


Didn't answer the question.

Will they apply the same set of guidelines to far left accounts?

I don't do Twitter myself so I have no idea what's out there.


And no, I have no issue with a private company banning what they consider inappropriate content.


i dont know if they will apply the same guidelines for far left accounts
i dont use twitter either



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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To be honest Twitter is a #hole.
But, that's why it is great.
Any kind of censorship is wrong.. so is this one.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: TinySickTears

as my 12yo son said
"twitter is for grandpas like trump, instagram is the place to be"



The way I understand it, Twitter is close to bankruptcy.

So Instagram and snap chat are top dog now.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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Hate talk is not something protected by freedom of speech.

I think this is a really good thing. There are far lefts that need to be monitored and far right. Also the hate groups need to be controlled. I do not like hate speech no matter who is doing it, it reminds me of the low life years ago that always tried to get people riled up on their side. Then they sat on the side as others got arrested.


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people,”


Oh this one will be fun to see how it is enforced.

Over 12,000 tweets are calling for Trump's assassination. Here's how the Secret Service handles it

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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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Don't you have to subscribe to someone to recieve their Twitter posts?

So I don't see what the big deal is anyway.
Twitter is probably just trying to stay in the news.



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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This will be the death of Twitter. No one can censor politically charged content fairly and not piss off everyone eventually.

(Also, I personally don't care who they censor, because I don't use Twitter.)


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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If they don't, and we've all seen far left Tweets just as hateful as anything from the far right, then what does that say to you?

Is it good stewardship or censorship?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
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You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people,”


Oh this one will be fun to see how it is enforced.

Over 12,000 tweets are calling for Trump's assassination. Here's how the Secret Service handles it

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But there have been reports of agents knocking on the doors of social media users. A Kentucky woman who tweeted, "If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump," is currently being investigated by the Secret Service, according to the Associated Press.
An Ohio man tweeted several messages about killing Trump on election night, according to NBC News. The Secret Service questioned him the next day and he was charged with making threats to the then president-elect.



"it’s the people who have a true and genuine intent to do harm that the Secret Service is worried about." That's why one-off posts and people with no record of threatening messages tend to get passed over.
He said the Secret Service is looking out for trends and consistent behavior, like the person who repeats their intent to kill the president over time. If someone has made threats in the past they are more likely to get investigated when they post another "Kill Trump" post.
"They're not going to to beat down the door of everybody who makes a negative Twitter comment," Franklin said,


from your article.

obviously they can not physically knock on 12k doors so that is what they are doing.
sounds about right so whats the problem?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

What do I think about it?

That's easy.

Hello, thought police.


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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Why do you assume it's just Trump any of us are worried about?

What about people like the porn star who Tweeted that she wouldn't work with men who had worked in gay porn and was Tweeted so much abuse she committed suicide?



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