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Section 230 of the communications act passed in the '90s allowed internet information publishers to not be held liable for infringement of free speech and protection from lawsuits involving slander...This is why Newspapers had to pay out undisclosed millions to the Covington kids for their lies while Twitter and Facebook paid nothing for the same crime....This proves my point that internet sites like YouTube and Twitter can slander, lie and suppress content at will...All these companies reside within 500 miles of it each other in Commiefornia and thus are on U.S. soil and should not be allowed to book burn and suppress conservative and classic liberal content as the have for years... Legislation to revoke section 230 is currently being written. Only authoritarians that love to cowardly  censor speech would wish this crime against free speech to continue....

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runaway-mindtrain said:Section 230 of the communications act passed in the '90s allowed internet information publishers to not be held liable for infringement of free speech and protection from lawsuits involving slander...This is why Newspapers had to pay out undisclosed millions to the Covington kids for their lies while Twitter and Facebook paid nothing for the same crime....This proves my point that internet sites like YouTube and Twitter can slander, lie and suppress content at will...All these companies reside within 500 miles of it each other in Commiefornia and thus are on U.S. soil and should not be allowed to book burn and suppress conservative and classic liberal content as the have for years... Legislation to revoke section 230 is currently being written. Only authoritarians that love to cowardly  censor speech would wish this crime against free speech to continue....

What it proves is that Trump didn't give a damn about anything until his *uncensored tweets* were highlighted for what they are - misleading.  And this is his best retaliation he can muster at the moment because he can't fire people over this.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

We can only hope for that and that Slarote feels welcome enough to return, if the hiding of the thread made her feel unwelcome in any way.  It would certainly suck if she was under the impression she had been Censored.


^That.

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Always about Trump, huh?...I was referring to myself bring censored...In fact, your president Trump has spoken many times about internet suppression... But why would know anything he has said or done...I did not mention Trump at all... while democrats authoritarians have not talked about anything but President Trump ever since vagina Clinton lost...Why don't you address the issue at hand and stop trying sideline the argument with Trump derangement syndrome rhetoric

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runaway-mindtrain said:Always about Trump, huh?...I was referring to myself bring censored...In fact, your president Trump has spoken many times about internet suppression... But why would know anything he has said or done...I did not mention Trump at all... while democrats authoritarians have not talked about anything but President Trump ever since vagina Clinton lost...Why don't you address the issue at hand and stop trying sideline the argument with Trump derangement syndrome rhetoric

I originally brought up the issue about Trump and Twitter, remember?

I'm changing the subject back to the subject you keep changing LOL

"vagina Clinton" ...?

You sound triggered.

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And I have lived in California , not "Commiefornia"
most of my 65 years , and do not agree with any
political party , especially those who live in the state ,
yet call it by that name...just sayin' , Runaway...

You know we disagree on some things , but you do
not always *have* to attack those who live in the
same state you do , if they think differently...

You Tube , Twitter , and many internet companies ,
including Google , brought great wealth to California...

And , most of us in California , despise right leaning
politics , that is true , due to the type of thinking , and
control issues...

We do favor more *true* freedom...

And , as I have lived here most of my life , I *know*
what that is , compared to other places in this country...

So , please :

Take your "Commiefornia" idea , and please insert it ,
in your orifice , where *our* California sun , will not
touch it...LOL !

( Love You ! )

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No more forums for me.

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Blackwolf said:And I have lived in California , not "Commiefornia"
most of my 65 years , and do not agree with any
political party , especially those who live in the state ,
yet call it by that name...just sayin' , Runaway...

You know we disagree on some things , but you do
not always *have* to attack those who live in the
same state you do , if they think differently...

You Tube , Twitter , and many internet companies ,
including Google , brought great wealth to California...

And , most of us in California , despise right leaning
politics , that is true , due to the type of thinking , and
control issues...

We do favor more *true* freedom...

And , as I have lived here most of my life , I *know*
what that is , compared to other places in this country...

So , please :

Take your "Commiefornia" idea , and please insert it ,
in your orifice , where *our* California sun , will not
touch it...LOL !

( Love You ! )


I LOLLED.

Yeah, I don't agree with a lot of things Google and YouTube do, but I still use them knowing policies change with the revolving door of people.

And I've never understood the need to blanket stereotype Democrats or Republicans as Nazis, authoritarians, vaginas, whatever.

Like I said somewhere, can't remember, I'd gladly replace Donald Trump with  Mitt Romney. Some people should just not be allowed within 50 yards of any government office. Or orifice.  

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On *this* , we finally agree , Johnny...;)

Have a great day / night , etc...lol !

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JohnnyBlaze said:

I LOLLED.

Yeah, I don't agree with a lot of things Google and YouTube do, but I still use them knowing policies change with the revolving door of people.

And I've never understood the need to blanket stereotype Democrats or Republicans as Nazis, authoritarians, vaginas, whatever.

Like I said somewhere, can't remember, I'd gladly replace Donald Trump with  Mitt Romney. Some people should just not be allowed within 50 yards of any government office. Or orifice.  


Or within 50 yds of a Poetry Forum discussing politics
This thread is nothing but a blanket
Covering the monolith,  you have created by  lumping  everyone into one category who doesn't think the way you do
The COVID -19 debates are over, now , we are on Freedom of Speech
Tell me, who doesn't believe and stand for Freedom of speech?
This thread was only formed because of a few that mentioned Censorship on COVID thread.
it wasn't created because we care about freedom we only care about the podium we  stand behind
Or  we all ride our soapbox for recognition
To sit and wait for a comment so we  can stab slice or laugh at someone
What have we done for someone less fortunate than we are lately
America is a disgusting place with disgusting habits it didn't get that way overnight
It is a result of communities like this thread who are only out for revealing differences in each other, pompous ass, attitudes,  arrogance,  hatred, and ignorance,
Can we name one good thing that has come out of this thread it needs to be euthanized

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Without the freedom
to learn to think
Clearly
How can there be
freedom
for your speech
Without
Employing
a little common sense
logical reasoning
Painful
as that maybe

Then all
the free speech
debates
in the world

Mean Nothing

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welcome to my world

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It's not really Censorship if we can still read the Tweet.

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When you absolutely need to villify something without any evidence to support your claims, you slap the label "Big" on it.

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So I guess Trump wants Twitter all to himself. Where are all the dystopian criers now? It is a dangerous abomination for a President of this country to talk of suppressing lawful free speech. Twitter didn't take down his false statement; all they did was add a fact-check label to his false tweet. They are still letting him falsely accuse Joe Scarborough of murder, as well as the integrity of mail-in voting.

Twitter is a private company; they have rules ( just like this website ); they have a right to enforce rules upon their participants ( just like this website ). I agree with leaving the tweets up and allowing the public to decide for themselves.  I wish Youtube would follow suit.


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