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Knitting community bans posts supporting Trump - such posts are support for white supremacy

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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: Djarums

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: InTheLight

I also don't see "mod" anywhere in your job description.


Nor will you ever see that...because I am for free speech not hate speech.


Excuse me?


You are excused.


Cool.

I'll restore your ability to post on ATS when I get a PM/Email from you apologizing for implying that our staff engage in hate speech.

You are excused.




posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: DBCowboy


You're sew mean.


I was being crewel.

Sorry.


Yarn't kidding.


...I know the way out....



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

they also ban any patter that is related to trump so its not just speech they dont like its anything that reminds them of the president, also oddly enough they aren't taking new members to the forums at the moment perhaps its because they are getting push back from this from the online community www.ravelry.com... ya now have to get a sign up link sent

twitter.com... twitter feed has been kind of interesting and some pretty funny memes



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

cant they arent taking new members you need to get sent a link to join and they track by IP address so i dobut any of us would get in if we wanted www.ravelry.com...

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but im sure more then a few online trolls are having fun with this one today



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

I would have loved to have joined just to trash Trump and extoll the virtues of socialism!



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

twitter feed is full of that already but for people that dont like politics the black lives matter hash tag is some what confusing? im sure the donald forum on reddit has been having fun with this for the past few days although im not generally a fan of brigading



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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Here's a statement if their new policy. So much to unpack ...

You cannot show support for Trump or his administration because they're inclusive of all (except people who support Trump and his administration). And the equate support Trump and his administration with white supremacy.

So in their rush to ban hate speech, they make a statement of hate speech toward anyone who might support Trump. What else do you call slandering all Trump supporters as white supremacists?



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

would be hilarious if he went after them for slander and libel



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

It's mind-boggling how they fail to see the irony in their own bigotry.

Anything this stupid deserves to be ridiculed into obscurity along with anyone echoing their sentiments.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: ketsuko

It's mind-boggling how they fail to see the irony in their own bigotry.

Anything this stupid deserves to be ridiculed into obscurity along with anyone echoing their sentiments.


We can't make statements like that because we were not privy to the members' exchanges that led to the banning.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:31 PM
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DAMMIT!!! Just DAMMIT!!

I was just thinking about joining the knitting forum!!!

Now what am I gonna' do????



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I don't need to see anything beyond "we are banning support of Trump and his administration"

Sorry.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: InTheLight

I don't need to see anything beyond "we are banning support of Trump and his administration"

Sorry.


I know that and it is a shame that we don't have more information to help us understand. Ravelry isn't talking to anyone, just yet.
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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Apparently, the site was swamped by the Hells Angels white supremacist kitting chapter or something ... or else Stormfront has a knitting circle?

Only way I can figure anyone would post a blanket ban and maybe have a claim to legitimacy.

Otherwise, it's just Orange Man Bad.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

And that right there should tell you something. Ravelry knows they made a mistake and it's a bad look for them.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: InTheLight

And that right there should tell you something. Ravelry knows they made a mistake and it's a bad look for them.


Conjecture is not the facts.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I got all the information I needed in that tweet.

They could've just banned politics altogether, or the actual members that were spewing the hate, or even just announcing that they will no longer be tolerating hate speech.

But no, they specifically targeted Trump supporters (as if hatred is exclusive to Trump supporters) and went as far as equating Trump support to white supremacy.

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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: InTheLight

I got all the information I needed in that tweet.

They could've just banned politics altogether, or the members that we're spewing the hate, or even just announcing that they will no longer be tolerating hate speech.

But no, they specifically targeted Trump supporters (as if hatred is exclusive to Trump supporters) and went as far as equating Trump support to white supremacy.


You can't say that, we don't know what transpired within those members' exchanges.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Oh, the member in question you are replying to brought up that political posts aren't allowed, so they could have banned it under that, but they went further and made a special exception in this case, not only that, but it was later discovered in the thread that they have a pussy hat forum which would be distinctly political in nature and it's a separate forum.

So Ravelry needs to take a giant whiff and small what they're shoveling.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

they took the twitter link off the home page lol poor guys probally getting all kind of new traffic to the site




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