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Twitter to ban all political advertising

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posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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Nooooo !!!! That’s the only reason I’m on twitter .. to follow politicians and read what they have to say. I also follow independent journalists from around the world who give you great political insight on what is happening in their parts of the world. I also follow some news outlets and twitter seems to report breaking news faster than MSM.

Very sad they are making this decision.. followed all the candidates and their parties on Twitter for the Canadian election and it was very informative.

Who pressured Twitter into this ? 🤔... and what do they have to gain by it.




posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

Its just add's they're not banning the politicians just political advertisements.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: Sheye

Its just add's they're not banning the politicians just political advertisements.


oh 😆..




posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

They'll probably just ban anyone to the right of center.

*shrugs*

Social media has gone socialist, the programming continues. . . . .



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

They'll probably just ban anyone to the right of center.

*shrugs*

Social media has gone socialist, the programming continues. . . . .



Its just political adverts and its all of them so that means all regardless of ideology.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

This nonsense keeps coming up. Why would socialists support corrupt, capitalist enterprises like twitter, and why would such entities go against their own benefit to promote an ideology under which their business would be dismantled?



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

They'll probably just ban anyone to the right of center.

*shrugs*

Social media has gone socialist, the programming continues. . . . .



Its just political adverts and its all of them so that means all regardless of ideology.



AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That's so cute.

You believe that.

Awwww. . . .

They'll say "candidate X" was advertising in his/her tweet and ban it.

Problem?

Solved.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: DBCowboy

This nonsense keeps coming up. Why would socialists support corrupt, capitalist enterprises like twitter, and why would such entities go against their own benefit to promote an ideology under which their business would be dismantled?


It's a way to control/manipulate the masses.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I am sure that there will be quite a lot of people who will say X is wrong or why did they allow Z but not Y, for example am sure some will see adverts around environmental issues as being political.

Overall though I think this is a good thing.

Like I have also said I think just a blanket ban on politicians would be a good call too but I doubt they would ever go that far.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: DBCowboy

I am sure that there will be quite a lot of people who will say X is wrong or why did they allow Z but not Y, for example am sure some will see adverts around environmental issues as being political.

Overall though I think this is a good thing.

Like I have also said I think just a blanket ban on politicians would be a good call too but I doubt they would ever go that far.


Oh I have no doubt you see it as a good thing because it'll be an ideology you endorse doing the banning.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: DBCowboy

I am sure that there will be quite a lot of people who will say X is wrong or why did they allow Z but not Y, for example am sure some will see adverts around environmental issues as being political.

Overall though I think this is a good thing.

Like I have also said I think just a blanket ban on politicians would be a good call too but I doubt they would ever go that far.


Oh I have no doubt you see it as a good thing because it'll be an ideology you endorse doing the banning.


Its all political adds.

So nobody can buy advertising space on the Twitter platform for political purposes, that means Daddy Trump can't spend a half million on adds but neither can his opponents.

This should be universal, if it was just banning the adds Twitter don't like I would say you have a point but they're banning all of them.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: DBCowboy

I am sure that there will be quite a lot of people who will say X is wrong or why did they allow Z but not Y, for example am sure some will see adverts around environmental issues as being political.

Overall though I think this is a good thing.

Like I have also said I think just a blanket ban on politicians would be a good call too but I doubt they would ever go that far.


Oh I have no doubt you see it as a good thing because it'll be an ideology you endorse doing the banning.


Its all political adds.

So nobody can buy advertising space on the Twitter platform for political purposes, that means Daddy Trump can't spend a half million on adds but neither can his opponents.

This should be universal, if it was just banning the adds Twitter don't like I would say you have a point but they're banning all of them.



Sure.

If you want to believe that, then that's okay I guess.

Personally?

I think I have a better chance of getting 5 million from a Nigerian Prince who wants my bank account information than trusting the bias of social media.

But you do you, Boo.




posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:00 PM
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I think I have a better chance of getting 5 million from a Nigerian Prince who wants my bank account information than trusting the bias of social media.



Well you voted for Trump so am sure that Nigerian prince will come good eventually.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:00 PM
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Well, the 1st Amendment to the Constitution is primarily there to ensure unfettered political speech, although it has been applied to other kinds of speech as well, because as Karl Marx will tell you, everything anybody does is political. It also is pretty well-protected against charges of slander, since our idealistic Founding Fathers intended everybody to be well-educated enough to discern when somebody was outright lying.

But these are in public forums. A private forum or company has the right to "refuse service to anyone," even if what a person contributes is political. Just like here on good ol' ATS. They have no legal obligation to put up with anybody's inflammatory bullcrap, political or otherwise.

Besides, there are plenty of other places on the Internet to post political nonsense. If nothing else, a person can get their own website for a few bucks a month and post all the crazy they want. So nobody's rights are ultimately being infringed upon.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:36 PM
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I don't have a twitter account and to be honest, only ever go there when someone (on ATS) provides link there... I've also never actually noticed any advertising of any kind on twitter, though maybe you've got to be logged in to see the advertisements.

Never the less, I think specifically banning political advertisements sounds a little to much like censorship and political correctness gone to far.

I think anyone who can afford the right should be able to advertise anything they want. If people are dumb enough to buy it, well then, that sounds like a them problem to me.

I'm as left as they come... but capitalism bitches... sometimes it just makes sense.
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posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015

originally posted by: XXXN3O

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Personally I think this a really good idea, ban all political advertising on social media, stops a lot of arguments and external influence.


You think!?

What if ATS banned that.. where would you go?

Reddit?



I already have a browser that bans all advertising. But my banning program also uses surf-bots as if I clicked on the ads so the people running the sites get paid. This way I don't have to watch the ads and my favorite sites get paid.


I prefer the Brave Browser model. The brave model doesn't allow ads, but it does have an authorized ad network that pays the user for ad engagement in crypto.

That crypto can then be used to tip sites who are verified on the Brave network. So you get safe ads, literally everyone gets paid, and the internet is a cleaner, safer experience.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:40 PM
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And who will be the judge of what border?


I hate advertising, but a ban will bring more trouble.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant


I hate advertising, but a ban will bring more trouble.


How will it do that?

Please elaborate
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posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: EartOccupant
And who will be the judge of what border?

Whichever shady cabal owns the site.



posted on Oct, 30 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA

Well someone has to start deciding what is advertising, what is an opinion, what is an experience.. what is the tone of this conversation?

How? Who ? Why?

See where i'm going?




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