ACLU warns of unchecked power after Trump Twitter ban

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If you go on social media and post that someone should kill your boss, you are going to get in trouble.

There have been people on social media openly calling for the Vice-President of the United States to be executed. at the very least, they should have their accounts removed.
Odd that you and many others have been strangely silent on this issue for the last four years when thousands have been pining away for the illness and death of the Prez all over social media.

You'll forgive us if that makes your credibility in this situation extremely low
 

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ACLU Counsel Warns of 'Unchecked Power' of Twitter, Facebook After Trump Suspension (msn.com)

A legislative counsel member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned Friday that the suspension of President Donald Trump's social media accounts wielded "unchecked power," by Twitter and Facebook.

a close up of a hand holding a cellphone: The ACLU warned Friday that permanently banning Trump from social media wields unchecked power by big tech companies. Here, the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California.
© Getty The ACLU warned Friday that permanently banning Trump from social media wields "unchecked power" by big tech companies. Here, the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California.
Kate Ruane, a senior legislative counsel at the ACLU said in a statement that the decision to suspend Trump from social media could set a precedent for big tech companies to silence less privileged voices.

While the ACLU has repeatedly locked horns with Mr. Trump and his administration over issues such as the president’s travel ban, the ACLU is worried about the ramifications of tech companies diminishing online speech.

“We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions — especially when political realities make those decisions easier,” said Kate Ruane, ACLU senior legislative counsel, in a statement.
Start you own tech company, if you don't like how the market is responding, Mr. Faux Freemarket.
 

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In deuces magical panacea. In the real world people are lazy. Also the bread and butter of such services is the corporate world and only an idiot would align their company in such a divisive way.
Try making a coherent argument. What if Elon Musk announced an iPhone, AWS competitor? I’d buy it.
 

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Start you own tech company, if you don't like how the market is responding, Mr. Faux Freemarket.
There will be competition. Which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself. The problem is we now have separate news media for everyone’s views. Imagine how great it would be if there was an outlet that was so well respected and unbiased that everyone tuned in to listen.
 

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There will be competition. Which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself. The problem is we now have separate news media for everyone’s views. Imagine how great it would be if there was an outlet that was so well respected and unbiased that everyone tuned in to listen.
There pretty much is but the right decided to make their own fake Truth.
 

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There will be free speech repercussions of the shutdown. You seditionists have no one to blame but yourselves. Your president spent five years spewing hate and yelling fire in a crowded theatre. He ginned up his traitors and they amplified the hell out of it. Unfortunately, the whole country will pay the price for your fuck ups.

Yup, we know. BLM...antifa...blame on both sides. Blah, blah, blah.
 

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And what outlet would that be? Say the name.
All of them except cable news dip shit.

Right wing media is nothing but an outrage machine. Bunch of pathetic crybaby victims.
 
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