- Sep 22, 2014
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Some people don't get it.Agreed, but this forum can't be reasonably considered a common carrier. If this forum held 90% of the internet's political activity in America, then they might be reasonably seen as such....unless the service providers collude against the new platform and keep it from having any hosting service. That's what happened to Parler initially. They eventually found one hosting service willing to support them, but not before losing a lot of their members and market share.In a thread like this, we need to be careful when introducing freedom of speech rights, since lefties like to think that censorship is not censorship unless the government is doing it. They will also "fight like hell" to evade getting cornered on how they will never disavow censorship. The lefties on this thread have an innate priority to defend censorship while never being held accountable for answering to the thread topic, so endless discussion of constitutional rights gives them cover.
Do you know the difference between the private sector and the government.
Trump says he will start his own social media in a couple of months. He can promote lies and conspiracy theories all day long and ban democrats and moderates Republicans.
The problem is that much of the internet has become very monopolistic and oligopolistic. Without healthy competition, the private property argument doesn't hold as much weight.
The common carrier argument is more relevant due to this lack of competition and presence of collusion.
You know US Message can kick you and I off if they find us breaking the rules.
This is why Facebook and Twitter can't be viewed in the same light as a regular political forum.
Edit - some people don't WANT to get it. All they know in this world is what tribe they belong to, and see anything they do to damage the other tribe as justified.
Whereas you and I might orient ourselves around principles, others only know the blind hatred that arises when their extreme partisanship becomes the stuff of tribal identity.