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Title: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 09, 2021, 06:14:59 PM
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 06:16:06 PM
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1253588
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 09, 2021, 06:19:42 PM
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 06:21:18 PM
Twitter is clearly no longer an open platform, rather a publisher. And should be liable for their content and open to suit.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 06:37:36 PM
Welcome to the new world order: The Parler app known for free speech has been removed from the Google Play Store on Friday. Apple gave Parler 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan.

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Mordyk on January 09, 2021, 06:42:24 PM
Welcome to the new world order: The Parler app known for free speech has been removed from the Google Play Store on Friday. Apple gave Parler 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan.
Wowow.  Scary world we live in.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2021, 06:49:40 PM
Wow
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: TimT on January 09, 2021, 06:51:36 PM
Apple gave Parler 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan.
Ban conservatives
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: jj1000 on January 09, 2021, 07:00:28 PM
According to Google one twitter follower is worth $2.50/month. So they just shut down a $2,640,000,000/year business with no recourse.

Incredible.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: drosenberg88429 on January 09, 2021, 07:05:42 PM
I can't imagine Telegram is banning Trump anytime soon, and they seem too big to throw off app stores. I wonder if that will be the next Trump platform.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:12:03 PM
There is likely to be a massive shift with Twitter (and many businesses) where conservatives and liberals patronize different companies.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 07:12:38 PM
According to Google one twitter follower is worth $2.50/month. So they just shut down a $2,640,000,000/year business with no recourse.

Incredible.

$2500 sounds very high.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 07:14:02 PM
There is likely to be a massive shift with Twitter (and many businesses) where conservatives and liberals patronize different companies.

Serves them right, let them cannibalize their own business to advance managements political bent. Shareholders should take their money elsewhere.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:17:13 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/448SfhYy/76-F006-B8-2-EA1-489-A-B47-C-A017601873-F7.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Euclid on January 09, 2021, 07:18:32 PM
You get an echo chamber, you get an echo chamber, we all get echo chambers.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:18:55 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Kz8DwJrN/97-FF57-EA-1-F4-F-459-D-B52-A-08-E07-EE1-F9-E8.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Mordyk on January 09, 2021, 07:20:29 PM
So now Twitter went from social media, to left leaning platform. Until now they acted as if they are neutral.
I hope it's all downhill from here for them. >:(

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Definitions on January 09, 2021, 07:22:05 PM
Twitter is clearly no longer an open platform, rather a publisher. And should be liable for their content and open to suit.
I do not agree with this.
Not in technicalities/legalities whether it's a publisher or not. In the (sarcastic?) opinion as a whole.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:22:20 PM
So now Twitter went from social media, to left leaning platform.
I hope it's all downhill from here for them.
So now. Where have you been?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Mordyk on January 09, 2021, 07:23:25 PM
So now. Where have you been?
See the update to my post.  Until now they acted as if they are neutral,  now it's straight out in the open
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 07:25:38 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Kz8DwJrN/97-FF57-EA-1-F4-F-459-D-B52-A-08-E07-EE1-F9-E8.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


:o

So a while back when they inadvertently shut down a bunch of conservative accounts, it was just a trial run?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:27:20 PM
:o

So a while back when they inadvertently shut down a bunch of conservative accounts, it was just a trial run?
https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/rush-limbaugh-deactivates-twitter-account/amp/
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: ShimshonK on January 09, 2021, 07:29:06 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/tgkq5Sc3/Screenshot-20210109-185518-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yyQrBYN)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 07:31:44 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/tgkq5Sc3/Screenshot-20210109-185518-Instagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3yyQrBYN)


Corny joke.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: zh cohen on January 09, 2021, 07:32:34 PM
There is likely to be a massive shift with Twitter (and many businesses) where conservatives and liberals patronize different companies.

Did you not see the post about the Parler app being removed from the app stores? Are we going to build a new OS also?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 07:38:45 PM
Did you not see the post about the Parler app being removed from the app stores? Are we going to build a new OS also?
Must have missed it.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 07:48:32 PM
Must have missed it.

Youre mean, he didnt notice.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: zh cohen on January 09, 2021, 07:59:10 PM
He didnt notice.

Indeed, but that just makes my point stronger.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: joe1234 on January 09, 2021, 08:08:22 PM
Welcome to the new world order: The Parler app known for free speech has been removed from the Google Play Store on Friday. Apple gave Parler 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan.
I think there are enough trump fans to boycott anything that shuts down their voices... must be done the right way... trump can do it...
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 09, 2021, 08:08:43 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/amazon-employees-demand-company-drop-parler-after-capitol-riot.html


Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: as2 on January 09, 2021, 08:18:50 PM
Apple has removed Parler indefinitely, prior to the 24 hour window they previously promised.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 08:23:55 PM
Youre mean, he didnt notice.
It was in jest. And this is the Politics board, relax.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 08:48:40 PM
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/reddit-bans-r-donaldtrump-subreddit-over-repeated-policy-violations.amp
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: jj1000 on January 09, 2021, 08:51:43 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/amazon-employees-demand-company-drop-parler-after-capitol-riot.html

Mubarak be like, where the heck was the censorship when people used social media to overthrow his Government.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 09, 2021, 08:55:44 PM
Hey President Trump, looking for a new platform? @realdonaldtrump seems to be available here.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 09, 2021, 09:21:57 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/amazon-employees-demand-company-drop-parler-after-capitol-riot.html
Done

I wonder how it is so many successful enterprises are run by freeloading democrats?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: KSMH on January 09, 2021, 09:48:07 PM
Done

I wonder how it is so many successful enterprises are run by freeloading democrats?

I deleted twitter account, I never had the app.
Nazis at one point were also cancelling Jews (it was just a sign and star).
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 09, 2021, 09:51:51 PM
I deleted twitter account, I never had the app.
Would like to see the numbers in a week
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: KSMH on January 09, 2021, 09:52:34 PM
Would like to see the numbers in a week
Parler is going of ASW so I guess 1 week won't be enough.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: EliJelly on January 09, 2021, 09:55:26 PM
According to Google one twitter follower is worth $2.50/month. So they just shut down a $2,640,000,000/year business with no recourse.

Incredible.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/twitter-shares-down-nearly-4-in-after-hours-trading-following-trump-ban
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: zale on January 09, 2021, 10:05:16 PM
Had Twitter and Facebook banned Trump a year ago, Trump would have one in a landslide. Trump is his own worst enemy. Sticking his foot in his mouth 24/7 on Twitter saying dumb, childish $hit.

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: KSMH on January 09, 2021, 10:06:02 PM
Had Twitter and Facebook banned Trump a year ago, Trump would have one in a landslide. Trump is his own worst enemy. Sticking his foot in his mouth 24/7 on Twitter saying dumb, childish $hit.



+1000%

He is the wrong guy for this but it might of not happened without him!
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2021, 10:22:35 PM
Had Twitter and Facebook banned Trump a year ago, Trump would have one in a landslide. Trump is his own worst enemy. Sticking his foot in his mouth 24/7 on Twitter saying dumb, childish $hit.

(https://static.politifact.com/img/meter-true.jpg)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: TimT on January 09, 2021, 10:23:50 PM
Perhaps thats why they didnt ban him back then.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 09, 2021, 10:24:44 PM
I would not be surprised if Elon Musk opens a big tech company right now and ends up being Google's biggest competitor.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 09, 2021, 10:25:47 PM
Perhaps thats why they didnt ban him back then.
If Leoffler and Purdue would've won, they wouldn't have banned him now either. They were afraid of Senate committees.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: TimT on January 09, 2021, 10:28:43 PM
Maybe its to appease the democrats in power who have been threatening big tech.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 10:29:21 PM
2 week suspension.
Now that big tech got what they wanted politically out of Trump, they dont need him anymore.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 10:30:06 PM
If Leoffler and Purdue would've won, they wouldn't have banned him now either. They were afraid of Senate committees.

And they should. When the Rs come back in 4 years theyre gonna make big tech pay for this.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: neveryou on January 09, 2021, 10:47:55 PM
And they should. When the Rs come back in 4 years theyre gonna make big tech pay for this.
Please, the Rs have no spine. There not going to do anything, when's the last time the Rs (not trump) stood their ground?

I'd wager the Democrats will break them up first for other reasons
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: EliJelly on January 09, 2021, 11:31:20 PM
When the Rs come back in 4 years theyre gonna make big tech pay for this.
Gave up on the midterm elections?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 09, 2021, 11:33:27 PM
Had Twitter and Facebook banned Trump a year ago, Trump would have one in a landslide. Trump is his own worst enemy. Sticking his foot in his mouth 24/7 on Twitter saying dumb, childish $hit.
I'm not sure I see that. He had incredible record turnout on his side, it's hard to see anything making it higher. I agree very much with the second statement though.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2021, 11:34:56 PM
I'm not sure I see that. He had incredible record turnout on his side, it's hard to see anything making it higher. I agree very much with the second statement though.

Biden had incredible turnout as well, a fraction of that was undecideds who who voted against Trump.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 09, 2021, 11:37:38 PM
Biden had incredible turnout as well, a fraction of that was undecideds who who voted against Trump.
Yeah but would they have been swayed by Trump being victimized?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 09, 2021, 11:46:34 PM
Yeah but would they have been swayed by Trump being victimized?
They wouldn't have been as turned off without his stupidity on Twitter
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 09, 2021, 11:48:06 PM
They wouldn't have been as turned off without his stupidity on Twitter
Oh, that I can definitely see.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 12:04:31 AM
https://signal.org/ is the future
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:05:52 AM
Signal is a messaging app, AFAIK there is no broadcasting mechanism
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 12:07:17 AM
https://signal.org/ is the future
Isn't that more of a WhatsApp replacement?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:08:19 AM
Isn't that more of a WhatsApp replacement?
It is.
Signal is a messaging app, AFAIK there is no broadcasting mechanism
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Euclid on January 10, 2021, 12:09:48 AM
Maybe this will finally move frum people off whatsapp (Facebook). Signal or Telegram would be nice.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 12:10:37 AM
Maybe this will finally move frum people off whatsapp (Facebook). Signal or Telegram would be nice.
Telegram nu foiy!
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:11:24 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 12:12:56 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
I hope you're not proud of it, cancelling 75 million voices
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 12:13:05 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
As long as
(https://i.postimg.cc/g06mCPp8/5-F326-C50-0-F99-4018-89-C0-53281-A73-A70-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfmMS87H)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 12:14:15 AM
I hope you're not proud of it, cancelling 75 million voices
Communism cant survive without censorship.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Mordyk on January 10, 2021, 12:15:17 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
I sincerely hope you are not proud of this move by Twitter.

This really threatens our democracy and free speech
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 10, 2021, 12:18:26 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
Chill, guys. It's a really funny joke!
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:22:10 AM
Chill, guys. It's a really funny joke!
Amazing.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 12:26:58 AM
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 12:27:33 AM
I know nothing about Parler other than its prominence now? Do they have any moderation at all? Let's say about outright calls for violence and bigotry?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 12:28:25 AM
Chill, guys. It's a really funny joke!
ווען דער נער וואלט ניט געווען מיינער וואלט איך איוך געלאכט
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yelped on January 10, 2021, 12:28:50 AM
I know nothing about Parler other than its prominence now? Do they have any moderation at all? Let's say about outright calls for violence and bigotry?
Same question. Is it like 4chan (was/is?)?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:29:58 AM
I know nothing about Parler other than its prominence now? Do they have any moderation at all? Let's say about outright calls for violence and bigotry?
The Amazon/Google/Apple statements about Parler refer specifically to lack of sufficient moderation against violence incitement, while the Twitter & FB announcements cite far higher bars of compliance with their terms.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: TimT on January 10, 2021, 12:31:01 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
You should demand your HT
Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 12:31:28 AM
You should demand your HT
Invalid Tweet ID
Or VV
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: TimT on January 10, 2021, 12:32:28 AM
Or VV
precisely
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: S209 on January 10, 2021, 12:47:47 AM
And they should. When the Rs come back in 2 years theyre gonna make big tech pay for this.
FTFY
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 12:52:32 AM
The Amazon/Google/Apple statements about Parler refer specifically to lack of sufficient moderation against violence incitement, while the Twitter & FB announcements cite far higher bars of compliance with their terms.
And what does that mean?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:02:43 AM
And what does that mean?
That they allege Parler doesn't moderate incitement of violence, and that was their justification for removal. I believe Apple/Google have a much higher legal bar to satisfy anti-trust issues since their appstore is the only way to get an app, whereas Amazon can pretty much do business with whomever they please and just released a statement for PR purposes.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 01:06:25 AM
That they allege Parler doesn't moderate incitement of violence, and that was their justification for removal. I believe Apple/Google have a much higher legal bar to satisfy anti-trust issues since their appstore is the only way to get an app, whereas Amazon can pretty much do business with whomever they please and just released a statement for PR purposes.
I understood what the words meant
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:07:08 AM
I understood what the words meant
I guess I didn't understand what your words meant then. :)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:13:23 AM
A multi-million dollar WH press operation covered by every leading news organization on the planet complains that Trump is being silenced. Its the childish victim culture that democrats are accused of.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Der Deutsche Jude on January 10, 2021, 01:15:42 AM
Once 70% of platforms ban DJT, we achieve herd immunity
You sir, have won the internet
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:19:16 AM
You sir, have won the internet
Thank you. I just copied it from somebody else.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 01:19:40 AM
A multi-million dollar WH press operation covered by every leading news organization on the planet complains that Trump is being silenced. Its the childish victim culture that democrats are accused of.
Meh
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:21:05 AM
Meh
Imagine Twitter is a bakery and Trump is a gay wedding cake
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 01:24:06 AM
Imagine Twitter is a bakery and Trump is a gay wedding cake
Oh they have a right to do it. What does that have to do with what you wrote?

Wow you have a vivid imagination.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:25:32 AM
Oh they have a right to do it. What does that have to do with what you wrote?
I wrote that complaining about Twitter exercising their right is 'victim culture'
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:27:20 AM
Trump will now be posting messages to his supporters on the BMG coffee room bulletin board
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2021, 01:28:04 AM
I wrote that complaining about Twitter exercising their right is 'victim culture'
With the point that they have a large media operation, correct. I replied meh.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Euclid on January 10, 2021, 01:30:52 AM
Trump will now be posting messages to his supporters on the BMG coffee room bulletin board
Credit
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: S209 on January 10, 2021, 01:31:46 AM
Imagine Twitter is a bakery and Trump is a gay wedding cake
This too is on Twitter.

Cue @Yehuda57 upset at the lack of HT for the source
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 01:38:46 AM
This too is on Twitter.

Cue @Yehuda57 upset at the lack of HT for the source
Good thing Section 230 gives DansDeals immunity from IP infringement claims
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 10, 2021, 02:04:35 AM
Good thing Section 230 gives DansDeals immunity from IP infringement claims

Did you steal that come back too?
It's crummy behavior and reflects badly on the plagiarizer
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 02:10:42 AM
Did you steal that come back too?
It's crummy behavior and reflects badly on the plagiarizer
So put me in your hall of shame.

The jokes thread is full of jokes without any credit, I dont see the big deal. The objective was to entertain, not to prove anything about myself, and I did not mean to imply I came up with anything I wrote on this site
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 10, 2021, 02:19:03 AM
So put me in your hall of shame.

The jokes thread is full of jokes without any credit, I dont see the big deal. The objective was to entertain, not to prove anything about myself, and I did not mean to imply I came up with anything I wrote on this site

Would it be less entertaining if you took 3 extra seconds to provide the source?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Euclid on January 10, 2021, 02:20:20 AM
This thread title reads like an Onion headline.
"Twitter bans sitting President; Trump counters with standing pic"
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 02:25:20 AM
Would it be less entertaining if you took 3 extra seconds to provide the source?
They were shared to me via whatsapp without the original source, if you really must know. If youd rather think I plagiarized jokes to make you think Im funny, be my guest. I dont purport to be perfect 
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 10, 2021, 02:36:01 AM
Maybe my memory is bad, but I remember an uproar a couple years ago when Trump deleted a tweet, the left claimed hes erasing US history or some nonsense and that every tweet has to be archived. What changed?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 10, 2021, 02:37:11 AM
Maybe my memory is bad, but I remember an uproar a couple years ago when Trump deleted a tweet, the left claimed hes erasing US history or some nonsense and that every tweet has to be archived. What changed?
Trump has a legal obligation to maintain presidential records. Twitter isn't obligated to preserve it for him.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 10, 2021, 06:19:20 AM
With all the discussion in other threads about finding a new forum site to host DDF, maybe we should consider the same format as Wikipedia. Then everyone can just edit the page and add "citation needed" or "source?".
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 08:26:12 AM
Twitter is so boring without realdonaldtrump
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 08:38:44 AM
https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-boat-calls-on-jack-dorsey-to-ban-trump-2021-1?amp
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 08:39:41 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/XNcTg0m3/3-C3-CC313-8795-444-E-8872-065-BE6-B65-ADB.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2021, 08:40:05 AM
Maybe my memory is bad, but I remember an uproar a couple years ago when Trump deleted a tweet, the left claimed hes erasing US history or some nonsense and that every tweet has to be archived. What changed?
Link?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 08:42:14 AM
https://parler.com/profile/John/posts

How do you link to a post?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 10, 2021, 08:45:00 AM
Link?
My filter prevents me from opening this link, but it seems to say such things. https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/772325133/as-president-trump-tweets-and-deletes-the-historical-record-takes-shape

ETA: "Trump's tweets are considered part of the presidential record, which federal law says must be preserved. His deleted posts are alarming..." (This shows up on my Google search page)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 09:24:32 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErX2p4EXUAEntow?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 10, 2021, 09:25:33 AM
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 10:40:16 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErX2p4EXUAEntow?format=jpg&name=large)
As long as
(https://i.postimg.cc/g06mCPp8/5-F326-C50-0-F99-4018-89-C0-53281-A73-A70-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfmMS87H)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 10, 2021, 10:41:55 AM
It is yet to be seen whether the free market will correct this on it own.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Euclid on January 10, 2021, 11:33:46 AM
https://www.thetrumparchive.com/
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 10, 2021, 01:43:10 PM

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Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 11, 2021, 12:27:25 AM
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1347713459874627588.html
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 11, 2021, 12:33:11 AM
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1347713459874627588.html

When has Twitter banned a politician for speaking about repealing 230?

Every conspiracy theory forwarded on whatsapp starts with "hurry! Watch before it gets removed" and it's a link to something that's been on YouTube for a decade.

Maybe if Graham would have grown a pair and heeded his own warnings about the narcissist in chief we wouldn't be in this position.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 11, 2021, 01:08:39 AM
When has Twitter banned a politician for speaking about repealing 230?

Every conspiracy theory forwarded on whatsapp starts with "hurry! Watch before it gets removed" and it's a link to something that's been on YouTube for a decade.
Maybe when Graham writes may remove me he means perfectly allowed to remove me, not might remove me  ;D
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Yehudaa on January 11, 2021, 09:42:46 AM
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Down ~10% now
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: YitzyS on January 11, 2021, 11:08:48 AM

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Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 11, 2021, 07:48:59 PM
Down ~10% now
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2021/01/11/twitter-is-the-worst-company-on-planet-earth--heres-how-to-bet-against-the-stock-and-deactivate-your-account/
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: stooges44 on January 11, 2021, 08:11:27 PM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2021/01/11/twitter-is-the-worst-company-on-planet-earth--heres-how-to-bet-against-the-stock-and-deactivate-your-account/

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Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Shaya E on January 11, 2021, 08:25:46 PM
You people do realize that the company isn't affected in any way by their stock price dropping, right?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: ShimshonK on January 11, 2021, 08:49:51 PM
(https://i.gyazo.com/80f3c35d9a5379eba83e7cc9b0b030e8.png)
https://web.archive.org/web/20210111160453/https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2021/01/11/twitter-is-the-worst-company-on-planet-earth--heres-how-to-bet-against-the-stock-and-deactivate-your-account/
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 11, 2021, 08:59:32 PM
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: ShimshonK on January 11, 2021, 09:04:06 PM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2021/01/11/twitter-is-the-worst-company-on-planet-earth--heres-how-to-bet-against-the-stock-and-deactivate-your-account/
(https://i.gyazo.com/80f3c35d9a5379eba83e7cc9b0b030e8.png)
How ironic that a writer complaining about censorship proceeds to get that very article censored.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: EliJelly on January 11, 2021, 09:08:43 PM
https://web.archive.org/web/20210111160453/https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcollins/2021/01/11/twitter-is-the-worst-company-on-planet-earth--heres-how-to-bet-against-the-stock-and-deactivate-your-account/
Can anybody do a copy/paste please?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 11, 2021, 09:27:01 PM
Where were all these companies in 2016?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: ShimshonK on January 11, 2021, 09:27:30 PM
Can anybody do a copy/paste please?
The whole article? Here you go.
Quote
It is rare a that a public company stretches so far into the realm of abhorrent behavior, but Twitter's TWTR actions last week revulsed me more than Union Carbides Bhopal, Boeing's BA repeated failures with the 787 Max, J&Js JILL Tylenol scandal and really any other corporate action I have seen in my lifetime.

For a social media platform to censor a world leaderwhile still giving a voice to preachers of hate like Louis Farrakhan Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei and even O.J. Simpsonisnt just wrong from a free speech perspective, it's actually terrible business.  So, Twitter has shown little to no sequential growth in its user base of late (details below) but it is still valued like its Big Tech growth-y brethren.  Twitter is not growing, it is shrinking, if measured versus the growth rate of the global economy, and that reduction will accelerate dramatically now that Twitter has offended every Conservative in America with its action to ban President Trump. Only fools in Congress and Big Tech apologists would think that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should apply to Twitter.  It is a publisher, not a platform.  Full stop.

So, first and foremost, here is how to deactivate your Twitter account.  I used this excellent article from the Today show last week to kill my account.  It took me more than half an hour, and making it difficult to leave is a classic Big Tech strategy for bolstering user numbers, but eventually I succeeded.  It was worth it.  I will never use that platform again. 

But I do stocks, not activism, and even if a new type of conscious capitalism is my investment strategy for 2021, I still need to make some money. Twitter shares are plunging 7% in pre-market trading Monday, and the market will soon realize that this platform is going to shrink dramatically.  Even on a good day, Twitter is a cesspool of hate speech, lies (including investment advice) and a trending" algorithm that seems to have a remarkably consistent left-wing bias. I will not be the last person to cancel it.

I have never interacted with an ad on Twitter (or Facebook) and I would never spend a dime with a company that tried to reach me through a private social media channel. I don't do cancel culture but I believe Twitter will become radioactive for advertisers, as half the US is revolted by what they have done, and thats not good for business.

Twitter's self-reported user base grew at a whopping 1% sequentially in 3Q20, with 1% growth internationally and 0% in the U.S.  The comparisons were much better on a year-on-year basis (+29% overall) but remember that 2020 was an extraordinary year for news flow.  But Twitter is not news.  I think that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is a pathological liar as well as a horrible human being, so I don't  believe Twitters user numbers at all.  The mDAU metric that Twitter now uses reflects, and clearly they will keep changing metrics until they find one that looks decent.  This is a classic Big Tech maneuver. 

In dollars, though, Twitter generated $936 million (million, not billion, this is a small company) in revenues in the third quarter and produced a very low (for Big Tech) 6% operating margin and 3% net margin. So, after a whopping $1 billion loss in Q2, Twitter recovered to make $28 million in the third quarter.  Wow!  Thats just...irrelevant.

With negative free cash flow of $74 million in Q3,  but $7.6 billion of cash and securities on the balance sheet, Twitter is worth more than zero, but extraordinarily less than the $51.48 per share the market was according TWTR stock Friday.  Yes, we have completely forgotten how to value stocks.  Twitter is not the only one but it is the easy one.

With earnings power of less than $1 billion (TWTR reported net income of $1.469 billion in 2019 and will be nowhere near that in 2020) I think this is a steady-state stock.  No growth, no dividend, and no free cash flow to speak of.  That doesn't deserve even a market multiple, but since its tech, lets give TWTR the insane 25x real earnings power that the S&P 500 is granted.  So, add about $5 billion cash (net of debt,) a real cash earnings power of about $750 annually and use the 800 million shares outstanding as of 9/30 and you get a fair value for Twitter of just below $30 per share. But Twitter's user base has shrunk dramatically in the past week, I believe, and so $30 is really more of a best-case scenario on earnings power that won't exist with a smaller user base. 

So, lets say someone thought TWTR's fair value was in the high-$20s and would pay $20 for TWTR, to imply an attractive return, and use that as our share price target,  That implies a decline of more than 50% from current levels.  How long will it take to get there?  Not long in my opinion.  Plus, when trading options, you have to take into account the overreaction that always occurs with an inflective event.  Do I think Twitter shares will trade below $20, at least temporarily at some point between now and the end of March?  Hell, yeah.

So, when searching for that perfect option contract, always look for one with a decent amount of  contracts outstanding (which implies a more efficiently-priced contract) and a relatively low implied volatility, I see March 19th 2021 TWTR $25 puts quoted at $0.13 this morning, and, man, I gotta get me some of that.  Pre-market quotes are notoriously unreliable for deep-out-of-the-money options contracts, so let the market open and let it trade a little before you buy,  That's what I will do today for my personal account and for my most risk-aware clients. 

So, thats how to make money betting against Twitter.  The new conscious capitalism of 2021 entails fighting Big Tech censorship and the monopolistic power that those companies wield.  Not only is Jack Dorsey at Twitter a revolting human stain (as proven by this Congressional testimony and takedown by Senator Ted Cruz) his company isn't that big or growing that fastand is about to shrink.  I am uncomfortable sometimes with Amazon's AMZN power, but I won't be unsubscribing from Prime any time soon, and I don't have the guts to bet against Jeff Bezos' stock. But Dorsey is not Bezos and TWTR is no AMZN. 

Twitter is a faux-tech outfit with no competitive moat and a customer base filled withit would seemidiots.  Its too small to be considered Big Tech, but the media has given it outsized influence.   Only you and I can fight that war and destroy Twitter's base.  So, delete your account, and short the stock.  Making money while doing the right thing feels extra good...doesn't it?

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Jim Collins
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: chinagel on January 12, 2021, 01:12:03 PM
Follow me on Twitter
LOL
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: ShimshonK on January 12, 2021, 04:43:11 PM
LOL
To be fair to him, it was clearly a mistake because his account is actually deleted. But funny none the less :)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: zh cohen on January 12, 2021, 07:58:12 PM
Who said the following and when?

Quote
"Access to information and freedom of expression, including the public conversation on Twitter, is never more important than during democratic processes, particularly elections."
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 12, 2021, 08:59:16 PM
Who said the following and when?
You cant make this c*** up.

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Something Fishy on January 13, 2021, 04:30:23 AM
You cant make this c*** up.


I'm actually in Uganda now. You have no idea what's going on.

I'll post more from Ethiopia in a few hours lol.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 13, 2021, 06:41:46 AM
The censorship continues

(https://i.postimg.cc/cLXwt8PD/6905-DE35-4-DB7-4426-B942-5610819-A26-E3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMGvt1jS)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on January 13, 2021, 09:09:11 AM
The censorship continues

(https://i.postimg.cc/cLXwt8PD/6905-DE35-4-DB7-4426-B942-5610819-A26-E3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sMGvt1jS)
A seven day suspension does not sound unreasonable
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yitzgar on January 13, 2021, 09:21:52 AM
A seven day suspension does not sound unreasonable
What was it for? Permanent cancellation isn't necessarily unreasonable either, it all just depends on the reason
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Something Fishy on January 13, 2021, 11:40:41 AM
I'm actually in Uganda now. You have no idea what's going on.

I'll post more from Ethiopia in a few hours lol.

So basically the president shut down all social media in Uganda, so TW/FB/et al retaliated by locking a bunch of gov and officials' accounts. Then the gov went ahead and effectively shut down the country's main cell phone provider by throttling them so much as to render the network unusable.

There might be more, but this is what I'm hearing from people I'm meeting here. They're basically expecting bloodshed this week.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: zh cohen on January 13, 2021, 12:18:17 PM
So basically the president shut down all social media in Uganda, so TW/FB/et al retaliated by locking a bunch of gov and officials' accounts.

Were the shutdowns before they locked account or after? (Or were some before and more after?)

I thought I read that the Govt. shutdowns were because some accounts were blocked.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Something Fishy on January 13, 2021, 12:23:08 PM
I thought I read that the Govt. shutdowns were because some accounts were blocked.

That's opposite of what people are saying here (doesn't mean they're right of course)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 13, 2021, 12:41:55 PM
Either way, it's evidence of the incredible power the tech companies wield. We should think long and hard how to reign that in.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 15, 2021, 06:40:07 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/xTvtpFD9/6-F5-E971-D-97-E9-43-C9-B716-B7935-BB4-A0-F3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6yQrycpP)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2021, 07:34:57 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/14/poland-plans-to-make-censoring-of-social-media-accounts
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: jj1000 on January 15, 2021, 09:05:52 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/14/poland-plans-to-make-censoring-of-social-media-accounts
Tech companies have to follow laws in Poland? How novel ;)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2021, 09:07:10 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/14/poland-plans-to-make-censoring-of-social-media-accounts

Its so nice to see American leadership blazing the trail here.  :'(
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 15, 2021, 01:06:10 PM
Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2021, 01:27:39 PM
Invalid Tweet ID
And umbrellas cause rain...
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 15, 2021, 04:46:07 PM
Either way, it's evidence of the incredible power the tech companies wield. We should think long and hard how to reign that in.

I think the answer is to consider big tech companies as utilities and regulate them as such. It will be subjective as to what big tech companies should he considered utilities, but I think its easy enough to say that Google/Apple/Facebook/Amazon are all easily viewed as utilities and just as important as a phone utility. When a internet backbone such as AWS can deplatform a business arbitrarily we have a major issue.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 16, 2021, 09:09:21 PM
I think the answer is to consider big tech companies as utilities and regulate them as such. It will be subjective as to what big tech companies should he considered utilities, but I think its easy enough to say that Google/Apple/Facebook/Amazon are all easily viewed as utilities and just as important as a phone utility. When a internet backbone such as AWS can deplatform a business arbitrarily we have a major issue.
Are you sure you'd rather have the government police speech?
Google/Facebook/Apple may have an audience that isn't accessible without them, but AWS isn't an internet backbone - there are many peers who do the exact same thing, and they do little more than you can accomplish with your own servers for a higher price.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 16, 2021, 09:20:59 PM
Are you sure you'd rather have the government police speech?
Google/Facebook/Apple may have an audience that isn't accessible without them, but AWS isn't an internet backbone - there are many peers who do the exact same thing, and they do little more than you can accomplish with your own servers for a higher price.

If you use AWS-specific services using their APIs etc, you cant just port your servers to a different host, you have to rewrite (perhaps even re-engineer) your code to adapt it to whatever youre moving to.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 16, 2021, 09:23:00 PM
If you use AWS-specific services using their APIs etc, you cant just port your servers to a different host, you have to rewrite (perhaps even re-engineer) your code to adapt it to whatever youre moving to.
Didn't parlor say they were prepared for this day
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 16, 2021, 09:30:35 PM
Didn't parlor say they were prepared for this day
Amazon wasn't the only company that wouldn't take them. None of the competitors wanted Parler either.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 16, 2021, 09:35:35 PM
Are you sure you'd rather have the government police speech?
Google/Facebook/Apple may have an audience that isn't accessible without them, but AWS isn't an internet backbone - there are many peers who do the exact same thing, and they do little more than you can accomplish with your own servers for a higher price.

Just the opposite, I want them to ensure that utilities such as Google and Amazon aren't preventing free speech. My phone service provider cannot ban me for things I say on the phone, and neither should Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Right now the 1st amendment is essentially worthless as private companies control nearly all forms of communication.

AWS is an internet backbone, when it goes down you can see site outages across the internet. Even sites not hosted on AWS have apps, databases, or other services hosted on AWS. For Amazon to arbitrarily ban websites to prevent freedom of speech, with no warning or time to move over to a new platform, I believe this should be regulated. These site also write code specifically for AWS, and can cost millions in development to rewrite, never mind millions in lost revenue.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 16, 2021, 09:44:19 PM
Just the opposite, I want them to ensure that utilities such as Google and Amazon aren't preventing free speech.
That means deciding what is free speech, and what isn't free speech  ::)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 16, 2021, 09:48:09 PM
That means deciding what is free speech, and what isn't free speech  ::)

Everything is free speech. But just because speech is free doesn't mean it can't be violating a different law. Right now it pretty clear that private companies are banning completely legal free speech and it's a big issue that has to be figured out. I'd rather have a law that errs on the side of free speech - onus is on the banning party to justify the ban - than the atrocity we have now.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 16, 2021, 10:22:53 PM
Everything is free speech. But just because speech is free doesn't mean it can't be violating a different law. Right now it pretty clear that private companies are banning completely legal free speech and it's a big issue that has to be figured out

Pornography, violence, glorifying violence, self harm, are all legal. Even terrorism to a certain extent. Do you not want them to be removed? Do you want the government to make the decision whether or not they fall into that category?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on January 16, 2021, 11:35:48 PM
Didn't parlor say they were prepared for this day

I was discussing what seems like a general point and making a distinction, not specifically talking about Parler.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 17, 2021, 12:01:48 AM
Pornography, violence, glorifying violence, self harm, are all legal. Even terrorism to a certain extent. Do you not want them to be removed? Do you want the government to make the decision whether or not they fall into that category?

I might prefer it. Allow companies to censor those things. All that and a whole lot more is already being censored, can't get any worse by limiting their censorship abilities.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 17, 2021, 12:14:51 PM

Silencing
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 17, 2021, 07:21:37 PM

Silencing
Now where is the fuller story?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on January 17, 2021, 10:57:56 PM
Rumor has it that Parler is live. 
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 17, 2021, 11:06:30 PM
Rumor has it that Parler is live. 
Yup

@john
John Matze
01/16/2021
@john
Hello world, is this thing on?

Parler!
Technical Difficulties
Now seems like the right time to remind you all both lovers and haters why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both.

We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 17, 2021, 11:13:49 PM
Rumor has it that Parler is live. 
Online but not yet live

https://parler.com/profile/John/posts
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: skyguy918 on January 18, 2021, 01:49:33 AM
I might prefer it. Allow companies to censor those things. All that and a whole lot more is already being censored, can't get any worse by limiting their censorship abilities.
So... said another way, allow the government to dictate which speech can and can't be censored by companies. Did I misread that?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yuneeq on January 18, 2021, 03:23:53 AM
So... said another way, allow the government to dictate which speech can and can't be censored by companies. Did I misread that?

A better way of putting it - large essential companies censor whatever speech they desire, I might prefer the govt limiting that ability to select scenarios. I havent formed a solid opinion on this yet but I dont see how limiting censorship is worse for citizens than the unlimited censorship we have now.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Yehudaa on January 22, 2021, 12:07:38 AM
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/idaho-internet-provider-to-block-facebook-twitter-over-their-trump-bans/

Headline is clickbait though- it's only being blocked for customers who request it.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on January 22, 2021, 07:19:05 AM
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/idaho-internet-provider-to-block-facebook-twitter-over-their-trump-bans/

Headline is clickbait though- it's only being blocked for customers who request it.
#Breaking Geder will block big tech in response..........

(For those that request it)
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2021, 12:37:40 AM

אין לדבר סוף...
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on February 02, 2021, 09:24:42 AM
The foundation that operates Wikipedia will launch its first global code of conduct on Tuesday, seeking to address criticism that it has failed to combat harassment and suffers from a lack of diversity. The new code of conduct bans harassment on and off the site, barring behaviors like hate speech, the use of slurs, stereotypes or attacks based on personal characteristics, as well as threats of physical violence and hounding, or following someone across different articles to critique their work.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on February 02, 2021, 04:26:48 PM
Citing what he called discrimination against conservatives, Gov. Ron DeSantis and GOP legislative leaders said Tuesday they will back a bill to punish five Big Tech companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter that they believe wield too much power over the new public square.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2021, 04:46:29 PM
Citing what he called discrimination against conservatives, Gov. Ron DeSantis and GOP legislative leaders said Tuesday they will back a bill to punish five Big Tech companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter that they believe wield too much power over the new public square.

No chance passing that in the current political environment.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on February 02, 2021, 05:17:21 PM
No chance passing that in the current political environment.
On the state level.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 06, 2021, 09:21:21 PM
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/trump-parler-ownership

Quote
The Trump Organization negotiated on behalf of then-president Donald Trump to make Parler his primary social network, but it had a condition: an ownership stake in return for joining....  Parler offered Trump 40% of the company if he posted exclusively to the platform

'Silenced'
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: grodnoking on February 06, 2021, 10:46:53 PM
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/trump-parler-ownership

'Silenced'
'BuzzFeed'
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on March 31, 2021, 10:13:53 AM
Facebook removed an interview conducted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump that featured former President Trump, citing rules: "Content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed."

 
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on March 31, 2021, 11:11:42 AM
Facebook removed an interview conducted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump that featured former President Trump, citing rules: "Content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed."

 
Wow they learned from satmar how to go so extreme?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: aygart on March 31, 2021, 11:25:53 AM
Facebook removed an interview conducted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump that featured former President Trump, citing rules: "Content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed."

 
Did they also take down all of the liberal posts quoting him?
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on March 31, 2021, 05:45:15 PM
This is all in preparation for 2024.
Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: Kobe Bryant on April 08, 2021, 05:01:43 PM
Twitter will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to create preserved versions of former President Donald Trumps tweets accessible on its platform - in the first time this rule has been applied to a former president.

The social media platform said Wednesday it had been working with NARA to archive tweets from the account for the agencys use, including those that got the 45th commander in chief permanently banned, though it would not allow the posts to reappear in any fashion on Twitter itself.

For years, the National Archives has used Twitter to maintain preserved versions of former government officials posts from their time in office.

Title: Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Post by: yesitsme on May 10, 2021, 08:45:06 PM