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Late Great Donald Blake 

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Subj: Re: An argument I'm having about free speech on the Thor board.
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 at 04:36:35 pm EST (Viewed 295 times)
Reply Subj: An argument I'm having about free speech on the Thor board.
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 at 01:26:14 pm EST (Viewed 410 times)

    You don't have any right to use the platform of a private business if you violate the terms of use, period. It's a privilege.

A rather simpleton argument. It's a lot more easy to apply when a user is engaging in violent rhetoric and vulgarity, and there's a plethora of alternative platforms; but not so easy when applying against elected government officials (where violations are subjective), and there's a monopoly. Twitter doesn't consistently apply its own terms of use, and it makes subjective decisions about misinformation with no watchman. They now have the appearance as an extension of the DNC.

What would Norvell say if everyone flocked to GETTR and GETTR started muzzling Pelosi, Biden, and AOC?

My personal experience is that democrats, once a supposed vanguard of free speech, are no longer that. I don't last too long in the WaPo forums because the moderators won't even let me sneeze. Compared to Fox News, I see liberals get away with all kinds of things.

    Incorrect. There is no applicable legal case that could be brought against Twitter, thus its not for a court to decide. In fact, the courts would overwhelmingly side with Twitter, hence why Trump hasn't brought one.

There might not be an applicable legal case but this is a double-edged sword. Democrats never seem to understand that things always circle back in the reverse. What works for them at the moment will one day be in republican hands. That's why it's better not to escalate and democrats keep crossing this line through action or discussion (e.g., nuclear option, packing courts, eliminating the filibuster, and social media censorship).

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