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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 months, 1 week ago
    I have not seen any of the lefties that tweet banned. , not that they should be. However if conservatives are banned or limited in any way, the socialist slefties should also be banned or limited. r"Radical hate speaedh" is used by both sides with equal abandon but only criticized on the right. Fair is fair. Block both sides or let both sides speak and take the consequences of there actions vis the put down or other cretiques issued by the opposing side.
    The banning of Mr Woods is a lot like facebook banning Diamond and Silk, two black conservative activists .
    (If you've never seen them, they are a scream to wath and funnier the … .
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  • Posted by Bill54 3 months, 1 week ago
    Observing the events of the internet and its billionaires one cannot resist the possibility we are witnessing The Borg, Clone Wars and the Rise of the Machines all rolled into one. The children are in charge. Hide the car keys!
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
    "We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology." -Twitter

    In other words, Twitter says they don't shadow ban - it's just that tweets from people you follow may never appear unless you click directly into their timeline.

    This is remarkable from $TWTR
    - defines shadowbanning
    - says they don't shadowban
    - then says that for some accounts you have to go visit them to see their tweets@jack you might need to take the nosering out and clean house http://pic.twitter.com/3sTlkDWM4G

    — Barbarian Capital (@BarbarianCap) July 27, 2018
    Twitter's own employees admitted to the practice in a January undercover exposé, after investigative journalists with Project Veritas went undercover in San Francisco, Twitter's hometown.

    The first clip features a former Twitter software engineer who explains how/why Twitter "shadow bans" certain users:

    Abhinav Vadrevu: "One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don't know they've been banned, because they keep posting but no one sees their content."

    "So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it. I don't know if Twitter does this anymore."

    Then there was Olinda Hassan, a Policy Manager for Twitter’s Trust and Safety team explains on December 15th, 2017 at a Twitter holiday party that the development of a system of “down ranking” “shitty people” is in the works:

    “Yeah. That’s something we’re working on. It’s something we’re working on. We’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up. It’s a product thing we’re working on right now.”

    1st amendment rights are as important as civil rights. Private corps are not allowed to trample on civil rights nor should they be free to trample on the First amendment.
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 3 months, 1 week ago
      I don't recognize Twitter or Facebook's right to ban me if I post something they don't like! Therefore, I don't activate them on my devices. They ban people, I don't want any part of them. Get the idea?
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
        Sure N,
        Consider this . If the largest restaurant owners or hospitals and clinics in the nation won’t serve someone because of their nationality or sex or political affiliation that is wrong and illegal. It is a civil rights issue.
        Not having any part of them does not solve the infringements of the 1st amendment. It was first by design not happenstance. Peace to Q
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      • Posted by bobsprinkle 3 months, 1 week ago
        Like you I do not participate with face hook or any of the other "media" accounts.I did my best to eliminate my face hook presence several years ago when I only saw what folks were having for dinner or their "precious" cat/dog/goldfish. But, I still get some things from them occasionally in e-mail's.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months, 1 week ago
    Anybody using these Nazi sites like Twitter, FB and others should be ready for consequences.

    It is nauseating what crap they are using for their defense when they ban conservatives.

    "Targeted harassment"? The rabid left is fully engaged in it minute by minute.

    I would never post anything on these sites. Never.
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    • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
      Trump uses twitter all the time to criticize the left, but doesn't get banned. Just another example that there are double standards applied by the socialist left.
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      • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months, 1 week ago
        They can't ban Trump: I don't think the social network would be willing to stand up to the backlash.

        His Twitter posts have become standard, sort of. They let people know where he stands.and a way of communicating his preferences which is totally new in politics. With the MSM's relentless fake news and Trump bashing, it is a necessary counterbalance. His criticism never reaches the level of hatred that emanates from the left.
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        • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 months, 1 week ago
          If they banned Trump within24 hours there would be another system up and running that would be glad to accept his posts. All it would take is a little incentive on the part of Twitter etc. to get these "also rans" up and charging.
          I don't think Twitter, Facebook, etc. are that dumb but you never know. They could get there by banning a few mor e well known conservatives like Machel Malking, Dan Bonino etc.
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          • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months, 1 week ago
            Just to clarify, but I think you meant Michelle Malkin and Dan Bongino - both of whom I enjoy reading. Michelle is a fireball who can hold her own in any political debate and Dan is a guy I would love to take classes from on survival and firearms proficiency.
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        • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
          Then no one else expressing similar (or different ) views should be banned either. If the POTUS can express his opinions, then his bosses, the American people, must also have the right to do so. Censorship is unacceptable.
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          • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months, 1 week ago
            Of course censorship is unacceptable.

            Are you saying that the president is enjoying an exception while mortals are not?

            With the media constantly bashing him one would assume they would be all too happy to ban him.


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            • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
              Clearly Trump has not been banned and he has posted hundreds of things that the left dislikes. Instead of banning him, they publicly disagree, they quote him (and twist his meaning.) If the management of twitter wants to speak their mind in public against those who post their opinions then they should do so, but they should not censor those they disagree with. They do not ban Trump because he has "pull"; anyone else without "pull" can be censored when the leftists who control social media wish to do so. It is just as equitable as the IRS being used against people who spoke out against Obama. They are begging to be regulated by government; perhaps that is the point.
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            • Posted by TheRealBill 3 months, 1 week ago
              Twitter has made the claim they will not ban accounts of "world leaders" despite "breaking the rules".

              Of course the irony of they reasoning was lost on them, They claimed it was important to have what was said to there so people could review and make their own decisions.

              I'm sure the irony and lack of veracity in that claim comment from Twitter is obvious to anyone here.
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        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
          This Trump hater and his brother 98% of the time have the 1st comment responding to the presidents tweets. Ed Krassenstein Is his name.
          With over a million followers of POTUS how can this be? The vile hateful lies the Kr assenstein’s
          Respond with , tell me the empty content of their character. Here is an example....
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          • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
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            • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months, 1 week ago
              There will always be scum.

              Can't do much about that.
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              • Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
                Hello G,
                The first comment after a Trump tweets is probably
                a rare thing. He has 60+ million followers. Say there is 12,000 comments, a very low percentage chance to be the first.
                This is Trumps tweet from a couple of hours ago.

                Our great Senator (and Star) from the State of Arkansas, @TomCottonAR, has just completed a wonderful book, “Sacred Duty,” about Arlington National Cemetery and the men and women who serve with such love and devotion. On sale today, make it big!
                7:59 AM - 14 May 2019

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                Of course you would promote his book and pay him back after he said that your Tariffs may be painful, but not as painful as the losses members of our military have.

                This is Trump's strategy. Rewards those who protect him.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months, 1 week ago
        If you follow this, there are actually a lot of conservatives who get shadow-banned. And you never hear about it. The only ones you do hear about are big enough to make a stink and get noticed so that the backlash forces Twitter to un-ban them. And then there are some like Donald Trump who are untouchable because of their political position. You'd also never find a shadowban on someone like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, or Ted Cruz.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 months, 1 week ago
    I don't agree with the prevailing double standard, but I don't think the government should step in. Twitter is a privately-owned enterprise, like a newspaper, isn't it? Do doesn't the owner(s) have the right to decide?
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