Let's be thankful for small mercies! (At least for maybe six more months.)
Facebook's Trump ban upheld by Oversight Board for now
Cue rightwing nutjob land redoubling the cries of "cancel culture!"
MickyD wrote:Mike E wrote: A big decision this week on whether Facebook will lift Trumps ban. If they do then not only will he be able to resume spouting his devisive bile, but it will also enable him to resume milking his gullible following for funds.
A momentous decision in possible world stability.
Indeed it is. At least Twitter had the sense to ban him for life, but of course Mark "There's No Such Thing as Too Many Billions" Zuckerberg and chums kicked it down the road. Since The Big Lie - the very thing that brought about the Capitol insurrection - is now at the very core of Republican "policy," and Trump is still whining on about it at every opportunity (and 70% - seventy bloody per cent! - of Republican voters still believe it), the decision to keep him off the platform should be a no-brainer. Let's see if that turns out to be the case.
themightykeithfear wrote: Yes its up to Facebook et al who they allow on their platform and if they still feel Donny is a danger to inciting violence they have the freedom to choose not to let him do so.
FWIW I miss Donny on twitter, he's a funny guy, though not intentionally.
MickyD wrote: In other words - and I'm willing to stand corrected - I believe that they have no obligation at all to uphold the First Amendment and could ban anyone at any time if they so chose. They'd just garner vast amounts of negative publicity and see a huge drop in revenue if they did that.
Quinny wrote:MickyD wrote: In other words - and I'm willing to stand corrected - I believe that they have no obligation at all to uphold the First Amendment and could ban anyone at any time if they so chose. They'd just garner vast amounts of negative publicity and see a huge drop in revenue if they did that.
This is correct. The First Amendment specifically covers the Government restricting free speech: it has nothing to do with private companies.
The blog page that former President Donald Trump launched less than one month ago, after his team suggested he'd be launching a major new social platform, has been permanently shuttered.
themightykeithfear wrote: Did anyone see the Trump video from yesterday? You know the guy who's had his freedom of speech taken away.
He had his trousers on back to front, (yes I know Biden is old and has a stutter), and talked about being back in the White House sooner than anyone thinks ! They're calling it Storming of The Capitol II - Return of Donny's Proud Boys. Yes it is a bit sinister, but priceless comedy value.
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