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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:06 AM

Why isn't tRUMP kicked off twitter for good?

Total racism in his tweets!!!

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Reply Why isn't tRUMP kicked off twitter for good? (Original post)
bluestarone Jul 2019 OP
rurallib Jul 2019 #1
bluestarone Jul 2019 #2
grumpyduck Jul 2019 #16
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #3
OrlandoDem2 Jul 2019 #4
Ponietz Jul 2019 #17
gordianot Jul 2019 #5
marble falls Jul 2019 #6
bluestarone Jul 2019 #7
marble falls Jul 2019 #10
elias7 Jul 2019 #8
MrsCoffee Jul 2019 #9
cbdo2007 Jul 2019 #11
bluestarone Jul 2019 #13
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #30
dalton99a Jul 2019 #31
blueinredohio Jul 2019 #12
iscooterliberally Jul 2019 #21
blueinredohio Jul 2019 #23
cbdo2007 Jul 2019 #14
bluestarone Jul 2019 #15
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #20
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #28
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #32
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #33
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #34
Cosmocat Jul 2019 #22
jalan48 Jul 2019 #18
ck4829 Jul 2019 #25
jalan48 Jul 2019 #27
Takket Jul 2019 #19
jberryhill Jul 2019 #26
yaesu Jul 2019 #24
Maggiemayhem Jul 2019 #29

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:09 AM

1. Just like the cable newsers Trumpy-dump makes money for them

Morality, standards, right and wrong are all negotiable concepts when someone makes you money.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:10 AM

2. Money does speak for sure!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:44 AM

16. Yup.

And so do all the people who get on there to counter-tweet or whatever they call it. All those social media "services" are about money.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:10 AM

3. Red Don would have been TO'd from 90% of modded forums on the internet for his crap

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:10 AM

4. This is his white privilege. Twitter is a corporate entity run by wealthy corporatists.

Trump is a white corporatist. Imagine if Obama had tweeted such racist comments.

Rules on Twitter are for the little people. I say all this as a southern white male.

Twitter could send a huge message to the world, not only about racism but also about following rules, if it would ban him!

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:51 AM

17. +1

White corporatists had better find a spine, soon, and I join you, as a white male, in saying this.
Dorsey and Zuck bear large responsibility for the state of the “union”.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:12 AM

5. Anyone else would have been dumped.

Apparently Russian agents get by with whatever they want to do.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:17 AM

6. The justice department claims that he can't be kicked off for any reason ...

while he's in office.

C'mon you really don't expect twitter to act in a fair and equal manner, do ya'?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:19 AM

7. Gotcha!

The old can't indict a sitting asshole rule!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:29 AM

10. You know what they say, the bigger the sitting asshole, the smaller the "indictment".

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:22 AM

8. My thought exactly. Twitter needs to step up

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:27 AM

9. Because the algorithm that would ban white nationalist hate speech would also ban most Republicans.

Last edited Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:07 PM - Edit history (1)

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/04/25/twitter-cant-ban-racism-because-theyd-have-to-ban-republicans-too/

In this case, we have something tangible that we can explore. The difficulty of banning white nationalist hate rhetoric from Twitter stems directly from the fact that it would be politically divisive and therefore problematic for the company. The divisiveness doesn’t primarily derive from limitations on free speech. While some people are obviously sympathetic to the ideology and actions of ISIS, the number is too small to create a significant backlash when their content is banned. Likewise, relatively few people are supportive of Nazis and Klansmen, and their content would not be missed if it were suddenly absent. The divisiveness in this case arises from the fact that the subjects of the ban have political power.

Any move that could be perceived as being anti-Republican is likely to stir backlash against the company, which has been criticized by President Trump and other prominent Republicans for having an “anti-conservative bias.”

What this means is that everyone is subjected to hate speech on Twitter solely because there are Republicans who engage in hate speech.


Oh, and because Dorsey likes being a billionaire. Banning hate speech would seriously affect the bottom line.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:33 AM

11. He is a constant advertisement for them and the best thing that has ever happened for their business

If they kicked him off they would risk boycotts, an angry tirade from him, and terrible press from the media who loves making people the bad guy.

The only way to reach Twitter is for us all to stop using it. I've never used it and I suggest everyone else not use it as well.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:34 AM

13. Also i NEVER used it!

NO ONE should, til this asshole is REMOVED!

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:25 PM

30. Agreed

I've never had a Twitter account, either.

But, if Twitter ever banned Trump, he'd probably have no problem getting someone to launch a right-wing social media app that he could herd his supporters over to. Clearly, Twitter is worried about that possibility.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:05 PM

31. Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor
Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through investor in Trump son-in-law’s venture, leaked files reveal
by Jon Swaine and Luke Harding
Sun 5 Nov 2017 13.00 EST

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-17/what-is-trump-worth-to-twitter-one-analyst-estimates-2-billion
What Is Trump Worth to Twitter? One Analyst Estimates $2 Billion
By Jeran Wittenstein
August 17, 2017, 3:28 PM CDT

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/05/study-russia-cybersecurity-twitter-1353543
Russia's manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed
By TIM STARKS, LAURENS CERULUS and MARK SCOTT
06/05/2019 06:00 AM EDT

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:33 AM

12. Then everyone else needs to delete Twitter.

If they get no business they make no money.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:54 AM

21. I deleted Twitter.

Who needs twitter besides Twittler himself?

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:57 AM

23. Exactly!

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:36 AM

14. Could the State of California or someone like that open an investigation into Twitter promoting hate

speech??

Just that publicity may be bad enough to get them to take action against Trump finally.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:41 AM

15. Maybe Elijha Cummings or Al Sharpton could?

That could be interesting?

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:42 AM

20. Is hate speech like yelling "Fire!" in a theater?

Lawyers would have a payday on the question

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:10 PM

28. Only if it's considered to be creating an immediate threat of violence.

Otherwise hate speech is protected by the First Amendment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/?utm_term=.f94afb9dde9b

[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”
.....

A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional.” … A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.
Matal v. Tam, https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf





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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:48 PM

32. Don't know about that

Fomenting rebellion against the government might be considered hate speech. Sedition and all that.

The Alien and Sedition Acts deserve a read in the Trump era. It was about immigration, deportation, voting restrictions.

Trouble is here we have the overthrow of the government from within.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:00 PM

33. The Sedition Act expired in 1800.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:38 PM

34. So why don't you give it a try? Nothing to lose.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:55 AM

22. The day after the election I screamed this

Dems' first move after they took power in the House should have been to get the POS off of twitter by any means possible.

It is the fulcrum of everything he does, and is quite possibly the most destructive thing to happen to the country.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:31 AM

18. Because he's the President?

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:05 PM

25. Which doesn't mean a thing, actually, we need the standards for the President to be *higher*

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:08 PM

27. It's about power and who has it. Trump understands this.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:32 AM

19. Why doesn't Taco Bell take tacos off the menu?

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Response to Takket (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:07 PM

26. To be fair, they don't have any bells

 

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:59 AM

24. twitter needs tRump like MSM needs tRump, the circus is great for their bottom line

welcome to capitalism!!! and the fact that a capitalist society will crush a democracy.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:11 PM

29. How else would we know what is in his sick mind?

Press conferences??? I think he is insane and Twitter is like his crack. I like knowing what he thinks. If he just went silent, his poll numbers would go up. I think it’s better to know what your enemy is planning.

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