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Are you that blind?
The media is completely biased against the administration.
It isn't trump that started that war
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
There are plenty of alternatives to Amazon and Google. Just because they are the largest companies in their field doesn't make them monopolies. If he's going after these two companies why not also target companies like Walmart? Oh that's right. The Waltons are staunch Republicans that support Trump.
This is a clear attack on the free market by a petty man. I don't see how any true Conservatives can support this move.
The dominant social media companies must choose: if they are neutral platforms, they should have immunity from litigation. If they are publishers making editorial choices, then they should relinquish this valuable exemption. They can’t claim that Section 230 immunity is necessary to protect free speech, while they shape, control, and censor the speech on their platforms. Either the courts or Congress should clarify the matter.
They must lose section 230 immunity. They are publishers now.
originally posted by: generik
you really can not break up things like facebook, youtube or twitter. those types of things need to be declared essential, world wide public, communications utilities. and thus be barred from doing things such as censoring or banning people. and being a world wide used utility, you really can not even apply individual country's laws to it. like for instance cock fighting may be illegal in the US, Canada, and many other countries. yet it is perfectly legal to do in many other countries. as such they should not be allowed to ban, or censor talk, video, or pictures of said cock fights. if a cock fight is taking place in an area where it is illegal, than it is for the police and courts in that area to deal with, not facebook, twitter or youtube. marijuana is now becoming legal in different countries and areas. so likewise they should not be allowed to censor or ban people for posting things about marijuana, including pictures of idiots smoking up, and being morons. again if what they are doing is illegal where they are, then again that is up to the police and courts in that area to deal with.
now where they should be breaking things up is where these companies own other comunications sites, such as Google owning youtube and such. thus gaining more power to exert their influance.
In a letter sent on Friday, tech policy think tanks TechFreedom, which describes itself as "liberty oriented," Lincoln Network and Copia Institute called on Sessions to rethink his pursuit of these companies. Other signatories include tech entrepreneurship group Engine Advocacy, Iain Murray, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council CEO Lisa Nelson and law professor Eric Goldman.
With regard to alleged anti-competitive behavior, the activists write that “the degree of a media company’s market power does not change its protection by the First Amendment.” The signatories also urge Sessions to call on the Federal Trade Commission in the event of an investigation. “We do not believe that the Department of Justice, as an arm of an Administration that has so consistently attacked social media companies (as well as traditional media companies), has the independence to act in the neutral, apolitical fashion required by the First Amendment,” they write. “The FTC has already handled multiple investigations into social media companies, and thus already has the relevant expertise in this area.”
Infowars and its host Alex Jones have been banned from a number of services and platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Apple's iTunes and Podcast app, Spotify, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MailChimp, Vimeo and even porn site YouPorn.
In an announcement on Friday, PayPal says that it has ended its business agreement with the right-wing conspiracy site and its related websites.
originally posted by: Artemis06
a reply to: generik
They will only be world wide communication nexuses till the next thing comes up.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: MteWamp
So I just ask you, are you simply blind, or are you being purposefully obtuse because you didn't get your way, and your feelings are hurt?
OPEN YOUR EYES.
The ONLY voices that are being silenced, are PATRIOTS.
Not blind , not being purposefully obtuse and no my feelings aren't hurt , my eyes are open which is why I see what you don't.