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Trump threatens to “look into” Twitter for shadow banning Republicans

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posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Sheye

They wouldn't ban someone for political bias is my point.
Shadow banning just sounds like it's made up. Sorry...




posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Waste of time for a president.

Presidents don't have the right to tell a business who they can do business with.

Or at least they shouldn't.


If he does anything to make twitter be the business he wants it to be rather than the one the owners want, he is no longer a president. He is a dictator.

Trump does not own twitter.
Is ats on the side of business rights or not?

Should the government have the power to dictate policy to every business in america?

Will it be ok when the next dem president makes it illegal to sell anything except organic produce in american stores?
Because if you give trump this power that is the path we will be heading down.

less power to the government!
More power to people and business owners!



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Twitter should be allowed to ban anyone from there servers for any reason.

I guess freedom is not something you value?

Because a president forcing me to do what he wants me to do with my business is not freedom.

ops sorry that was not a reply meant for you.
edit on 28-7-2018 by scraedtosleep because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Sheye

Why do you think he did?


He talks to a lot of republicans that are on Twitter, especially at his rallies. I’m sure he has heard plenty of first hand experiences with Twitter from people he knows and trusts. That could very well be the reason he addressed it publicly.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: RazorV66

So you will be ok when the next dem presidents starts shutting down conservative websites?

That's the america you want to live in?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: Sheye
Twitter needs serious competition so it can be boycotted easily for its nefarious shenanigans.


No need for a boycott. Just don't use it. Problem solved.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

But a president having the power to force a business to do what he wants is LESS freedom.

Don't you see that?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

But (assuming your on board with what trump seems to want to do) isn't the america you want just as bad?

A president that can use his powers to investigate and bully and private business owner that he chooses?

Is that freedom?

Sounds a lot like china to me.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: DBCowboy

But a president having the power to force a business to do what he wants is LESS freedom.

Don't you see that?


Is Public Accommodation government interference?

Were civil rights laws government interference?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Sheye
Twitter needs serious competition so it can be boycotted easily for its nefarious shenanigans.


No need for a boycott. Just don't use it. Problem solved.


It’s too great a source of reliable news from independent journalists, as well as a great way to see what politians have to say regarding many issues. Many politicians use Twitter in Canada , and I enjoy reading their tweets.

Twitter has shown me a whole new way of seeing what’s actually going on in the world .. without the bias of MSM... IF you follow the better sources.

If another social media app could build itself to that level of information I’d flip in an instant. It’s an excellent way to stay connected with like minded minds and share important info. So many of the threads on ATS are started from tweet info.

I’m not singing the praises of the company, just the idea of the social app for so many reasons... so until something better comes along , I won’t boycott it yet.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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So far all trump did was say he would look in to it.

I bet that he is just giving lip service to his base.

remember trump is a business owner. His family all own business.

Do you really think he is going to give more power to the government against private business rights?

He isn't dumb. He knows that the next president could just use that power to come after his business and those of his family.

Mark my words trump will come out and say there is nothing that he can do.

Most likely he will blame it on the dems somehow.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: eXia7

So what. What does that mean for you?
Yeah. Just sayin..


Means a lot to me as a business owner. It means a strong economy will allow me to expand my business.
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posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
So far all trump did was say he would look in to it.

I bet that he is just giving lip service to his base.

remember trump is a business owner. His family all own business.

Do you really think he is going to give more power to the government against private business rights?

He isn't dumb. He knows that the next president could just use that power to come after his business and those of his family.

Mark my words trump will come out and say there is nothing that he can do.

Most likely he will blame it on the dems somehow.



If he’s a smart business man, he should see the need for serious competition regarding social media and get his family or business partners to invest in an upstart.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Sheye

They wouldn't ban someone for political bias is my point.
Shadow banning just sounds like it's made up. Sorry...


No need to apologize.. you have a right to your opinions, as I have a right to mine. Agree to disagree amicably.

( I’m pretty sure the sorry was meant in sarcasm, but that’s ok... I am legitimately sorry we can’t see more issues eye to eye.. peace out ✌🏼)
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posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yes they were.

I believe a business can refuse service for ANY reason.

Even skin color and gender.

Freedom!

Should a democrat president have the right to tell ats who it can and can not ban?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 01:01 PM
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Should a democrat president have the right to tell ats who it can and can not ban?


A judge did exactly that when he ruled that President Trump would not be able to block certain haters that followed him on Twitter. He was not allowed to use the platform as other users, and was “banned” from blocking.

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posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

It was wrong for that judge to do that.
It would be wrong for trump to do the same.

Do you agree?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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edit on 28-7-2018 by Sheye because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Sheye

It was wrong for that judge to do that.
It would be wrong for trump to do the same.

Do you agree?


Yes



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: DBCowboy

Yes they were.

I believe a business can refuse service for ANY reason.

Even skin color and gender.


Well, at least you're sticking to your guns.


Freedom!



Uh, you mean "segregation".


Should a democrat president have the right to tell ats who it can and can not ban?


If the banning is based on ideology, then it would be discrimination.


But we've already established you are for that.



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