Twitter ban people for political opinions

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    Twitter bans people for having Conservative opinions.


    There,

    I fixed it for ya':04:
     
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    Twitter is kind of weird. I had a tweet with over 17K views, several hundred likes, and a few retweets last week and I am a noob even in the twitterverse. It wasn't because anybody famous had responded. I have absolutely no idea how it jumped that high. It was a throw away comment about the $2B round-up award. I did notice something odd though. I got three replies from 3 different accounts that were the exact same statement alleging the account holder was on the jury. Clearly they were not because it was written in broken english and sent from 3 different accounts.
     
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    Yes @grrb
    People have always had and claimed rights innately given by God or Nature,
    while Government authority depends on what the people authorize by consent.

    This has always been true. Only if we give our power to government do
    we the people express our authority this way. All institutions depend on
    people to empower them. If we reclaim our power directly, and don't give
    up authority to others, then we can enforce the laws for ourselves as long
    as we follow the same standards and don't abuse such authority.

    As for freedom of speech and of the press, yes, again the people retain
    this right. So companies that are owned by people are run by their rules
    and whatever agreements they make with users, customers or clients.
    As long as they don't falsely advertise, misrepresent, or commit fraud,
    slander libel or other violations of law, then people and companies
    exercise discretion in deciding what content they want to support or not.

    As Mark Levin explains it, NOBODY is FORCING you to use these media
    companies and outlets. The GOVERNMENT cannot deprive people of
    freedom of speech/press who have committed no crime that warrants
    penalties and punishment by law.

    But any company run by people has the right to refuse certain content
    as long as they don't commit misrepresentation, fraud or other violation of laws.

    Just make it clear what the policies are in the user agreements
    when people sign up for a service; and if they don't agree, they don't have to use that service!
     
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    It’s a private company, they can ban whomever they want
     
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    I love when these folks say: "It's a private company, they can ban whomever they want."

    But when it comes to them being banned, it's a whole different story.

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    Nice job painting with a broad brush, weeb. Tons of people stick to their values. That's why poor people vote Republican despite the Democrats attempting to bait them with free stuff. And, while I agree with his statement, I don't think it's ethical; censorship is oppressive. Still, it's Twitter's right to oppress their users.


    As for the OP:
    Yes, I've always found it funny that these big-ass companies like Twitter, Google, CNN, NYT, Facebook, etc. All consider themselves part of #TheResistance while having near-complete control over the mediasphere. Look at that guy, @GScottSays: A total oppressor. Thank goodness these companies are around to protect others from his oppression and other Russian bots like him.
     
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    I understand they ban people for using Arabic numerals.
     
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    Huh?
     
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