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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:31 PM

My Trumper parents just asked me to delete their facebook and whatsapp accounts.

I guess Facebook can finally die now that they pissed democrats off months/years ago and the Trumpers now.

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Reply My Trumper parents just asked me to delete their facebook and whatsapp accounts. (Original post)
Claustrum Jan 2021 OP
Srkdqltr Jan 2021 #1
Claustrum Jan 2021 #4
Srkdqltr Jan 2021 #17
cwydro Jan 2021 #18
Claustrum Jan 2021 #19
Thomas Hurt Jan 2021 #2
obamanut2012 Jan 2021 #3
Claustrum Jan 2021 #6
obamanut2012 Jan 2021 #9
Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #21
marybourg Jan 2021 #22
Claustrum Jan 2021 #23
marybourg Jan 2021 #25
Claustrum Jan 2021 #26
marybourg Jan 2021 #27
electric_blue68 Jan 2021 #20
Hortensis Jan 2021 #5
Claustrum Jan 2021 #7
Hortensis Jan 2021 #8
Claustrum Jan 2021 #10
Hortensis Jan 2021 #16
sanatanadharma Jan 2021 #15
LPBBEAR Jan 2021 #11
Claustrum Jan 2021 #12
Generic Other Jan 2021 #13
Claustrum Jan 2021 #14
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2021 #24

Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:32 PM

1. Did you tell them to work on it to figure it out??

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:36 PM

4. Sadly, they will just say they don't know English even though they use a different language on it.

It's always too complicated for them to figure it out. It's sad that they just connected with their friends in our home country a few months ago (without communications for over 10 years). I don't get why they would leave a social media site when they have long time friends on there. I didn't do it when democrats were calling for deletion.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:55 PM

17. I understand.

When I was a kid (wayyy back in the day) my parents always wanted me to work out how to do things before they would help. "Look it up" was the mantra.

Of course your situation is different and I'm sorry to give such a flip answer.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:56 PM

18. So how did they manage to make accounts?

IF they can sign up, they can sign off.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:58 PM

19. I made the accounts for them.

Deleting their accounts isn't a problem for me. I am just saying that republicans are leaving social media because of Trump, or at least my parents.

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Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:33 PM

2. It has been very quiet on FB since the election and worse since the 6th.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:35 PM

3. My FB has been exactly the same

I see ZERO from RWNJ, because I am not friends with any, and any relatives who are Trumpers have been blocked.

It is not hard at all to curate your experience on any social media, including here.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:37 PM

6. Me too. I don't do any political things on there nor do I allow any on mine.

I use it strictly for keeping in touch with my childhood friends that lives in another country.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:40 PM

9. Yup, friends who live all over and hobby groups

My FB is my fun place.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 04:03 PM

21. Yeah, what all of you have said...

My circle of friends is small, and no Trumpism allowed.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 04:11 PM

22. And if they live in another country, they're not getting their

world views from faux noise.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 04:19 PM

23. Unfortunately, there is a lot of support for Trump where I came from.

It's one of the very few Asian cities that has more support for Trump than Biden (both didn't get more than 30% support). But they just want western democracy so they equate Trump to that not knowing what Trumpism truly is.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 05:20 PM

25. Yes, I can understand that. It's very common reaction.

But are they getting their picture of current American life from mainstream sources or from radical right ones?

I just linked up in my mind what you said - with tRumps recent attempts to place his lackeys in jobs at VOA.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 05:30 PM

26. It's a mix to be honest.

Afterall, it is the place where some of the disinformation about Hunter came from. There is a lot of rumors in Hong Kong back then that the protest last year is funded by Trump related people. So there is a sizable protesters in HK that supports Trump.

And they have very limited knowledge about how US government work. So they attributed the resistance/condemnation from the congress to Trump. We, around here on DU, says Trump's PR moves are too simplistic and lazy. But the thing is, most people don't know how things work and Trump took credit when none is his. I heard a lot of Trump giving people 2k a few weeks ago and I have to explain that he only signed for 600 that the congress passed. There is no 2k stimulus unless the congress pass it and republicans have been against that since April last year.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 05:32 PM

27. Thank you for the good intelligence.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 04:01 PM

20. I do some politics on fb but my fam & friends are

fairly to very close in our beliefs in political aspects. So we're mostly sympatico in our comments etc
Thus no serious RW, or trumpist crap directly at me.
I see a little in responses back and forth from a friend of one of my relatives.

Otherwise we're sharing good crafts, art, architecture, pscience, nature, food & cooking, cultural stuff from around the world, adorable baby animals, pets and parts of our lives with each other.

Plus I have interest groups that reflect the above that pop up, too.

So I've got lots of activity and 🎉 Fun, too. 💖👍

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Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:36 PM

5. Why, Claustrum? Are they rethinking radicalization, or doubling down ?

Hope it's the former, of course.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:38 PM

7. Nope. They are pissed because Trump got blocked n/t

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:39 PM

8. Sorry. Give them time. It took years to get to this.

Another

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:42 PM

10. Yes. I didn't say anything to them because we will never agree on politics.

I had no problem with them being republicans till Trump and Trump is my hard line. Heck, I would have voted for a republican before Trump but I am likely a life-long democrat for the rest of my life now. I just don't understand how so many people can't see through Trump. There are just too many misinformation on youtube and facebook.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:54 PM

16. You apparently missed getting the strong authoritarian gene pairings,

or whatever. Congrats, of course. With so many who didn't acting out these days, there've been plenty of times when I've had a "there but for the grace of" feeling. There were some things in my own family.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:54 PM

15. Deleteing their accounts is a kindness

That they are pissed because the President defeated Trump shows that the platforms have poisoned parents and other people.

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Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:45 PM

11. Hosts File

If you have access to their computer use the Hosts file to block all the right wing garbage sites. Lots of howtos on the Internet. Use Google and search for "blocking websites with host file

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Response to LPBBEAR (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:48 PM

12. I actually don't think my parents got their main misinformation from facebook.

My dad watches youtube from 6am to 11pm at night. I blame the similar recommendation videos function on youtube that once you get into the rabbit hole, they show you 10 more videos reinforcing the disinformation.

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Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:48 PM

13. My old man managed to enlist in the Army at 14

His parents said: "You got yourself in this mess, son. Now you get yourself out."

Guess that advice applies to your parents.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:50 PM

14. Different culture unfortunately (I am not born American).

In my culture, children are their retirement funds and are there to listen and fulfill their demands.

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Response to Claustrum (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 04:29 PM

24. Save their blushes - put up a message claiming they were Russian bot accounts

before shutting them down.

I don't know - does a self-deleted Facebook/Whatsapp account trash all its past posts, or does it get blocked from making new ones?

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