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  • Posted by evlwhtguy 1 week, 5 days ago
    It is amazing to think that something like Facebook can actually de-platform a sitting elected official....wonder what would have happened if they had done this to lord Obama????
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    • Posted by capnbitleg 1 week, 5 days ago
      Keep in mind some of those elected officials only had their private page taken down, not their public.

      I mean sure it's still censoriously lame, but not quite the same as "deplatform(ing) a sitting elected official".

      Also, keep in mind - fedgov has no contract with Facebook to provide publishing services to elected officials. Officials have their own govt-hosted pages for that.
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      • Posted by evlwhtguy 1 week, 5 days ago
        They are a "Public Accommodation" [as defined by the Supreme court in US Vs. Heart of Atlanta Motel,] if ever there was one....in fact they have a special legislation that guards them from legal liability from lawsuits as they are "not a publisher" so this makes them a public accommodation that is afforded special legal protections. Under typical case law, this makes it even more difficult to refuse someone as they are getting a protection not granted to other "Private" businesses. ....again, I ask....would we be having a different conversation if this was Barrack Obama????
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  • Posted by 1 week, 6 days ago
    Dear FFA. Gotta tell you. I was born in Los Angeles at Methodist Hospital. Mother and Daddy got me back to Texas as fast as possible since 8 generations of my family have lived in Texas. I wouldn't fit in at all in California now.
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  • Posted by Vegascontrarian 1 week, 5 days ago
    On the subject of fact-checking, can an Associate Justice lie to the Supreme Court? Present falsehoods? Recuse herself, having already formed an opinion prior to presentation of factual evidence?
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