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Social media is an absolute scourge on society, and I can safely say I am better for not subjecting myself to it. If you think it’s a coincidence that teen depression, anxiety, suicide, etc. are up in a corollary way with the rise of social media, I can’t help you.

With that said, if it’s going to exist, it needs to be unfiltered. Maybe actual, direct death threats? That’s about the only thing that should be taken down. Otherwise, let ‘er rip. If they continue to censor to the degree they are, it will die a death faster than anticipated. The thing about censorship is that it never knows an end. Sure, it’s mostly righties now. But when those people leave, they’ll come for you lefties, too. The progressives are never satiated.
 

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Social media is an absolute scourge on society, and I can safely say I am better for not subjecting myself to it. If you think it’s a coincidence that teen depression, anxiety, suicide, etc. are up in a corollary way with the rise of social media, I can’t help you.

With that said, if it’s going to exist, it needs to be unfiltered. Maybe actual, direct death threats? That’s about the only thing that should be taken down. Otherwise, let ‘er rip. If they continue to censor to the degree they are, it will die a death faster than anticipated. The thing about censorship is that it never knows an end. Sure, it’s mostly righties now. But when those people leave, they’ll come for you lefties, too. The progressives are never satiated.
Yes no rules, I want porn everywhere on social media.
Just kidding sort of....
 

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I'm on record, I do not want Silicon Valley and the social media and data companies regulated. Even though they are my political enemy, I want them to maintain their freedom. I love Twitter, I think it's a genius platform, but it is run and influenced heavily by absolute radicals, and they have been caving to that pressure. I have been hoping like heck for a competing platform to arise, and confident that it would, the more the anger against Twitter grew.

Looks like that day has arrived with Parler? Yes, it is unfortunately going to start out as a conservative/libertarian bubble (not that i"m complaining). But I have joined and I recommend you do too. Not quite as slick as Twitter yet, but good enough. And as more people join, I'm sure the user experience will improve as well. I'd love it if it became widely popular and left wingers joined as well. Competition is good, and competition is the answer to most problems. I also use Duck Duck Go for web searches over Google, and never liked or much used Facebook, but Zuck seems to get the big picture more than these others and is for intellectual freedom. Amazon is an amazing company, maybe a little suspect, but I bet some major competitors will emerge in their space as well.

Anyway, off soap box. Link
It's almost as if, and bear with me here, it was never about freedom of speech

 

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No other democratic, civilized, first-world country grants freedom of speech to its citizens, nearly in the way the US does.

Because they know the obvious truth: giving people that type of freedom is a cancer on society.
 

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No other democratic, civilized, first-world country grants freedom of speech to its citizens, nearly in the way the US does.

Because they know the obvious truth: giving people that type of freedom is a cancer on society.
Um, no.
 

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I'm on record, I do not want Silicon Valley and the social media and data companies regulated. Even though they are my political enemy, I want them to maintain their freedom. I love Twitter, I think it's a genius platform, but it is run and influenced heavily by absolute radicals, and they have been caving to that pressure. I have been hoping like heck for a competing platform to arise, and confident that it would, the more the anger against Twitter grew.

Looks like that day has arrived with Parler? Yes, it is unfortunately going to start out as a conservative/libertarian bubble (not that i"m complaining). But I have joined and I recommend you do too. Not quite as slick as Twitter yet, but good enough. And as more people join, I'm sure the user experience will improve as well. I'd love it if it became widely popular and left wingers joined as well. Competition is good, and competition is the answer to most problems. I also use Duck Duck Go for web searches over Google, and never liked or much used Facebook, but Zuck seems to get the big picture more than these others and is for intellectual freedom. Amazon is an amazing company, maybe a little suspect, but I bet some major competitors will emerge in their space as well.

Anyway, off soap box. Link
You joined a social media site (dumb move) that censors posts, which is what you hate (ironic).

In order to join, you provided them with your SSN (extremely dumb).

You're batting 1.000 if you're playing Sh!t For Brains.
 

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Social media is an absolute scourge on society, and I can safely say I am better for not subjecting myself to it. If you think it’s a coincidence that teen depression, anxiety, suicide, etc. are up in a corollary way with the rise of social media, I can’t help you.

With that said, if it’s going to exist, it needs to be unfiltered. Maybe actual, direct death threats? That’s about the only thing that should be taken down. Otherwise, let ‘er rip. If they continue to censor to the degree they are, it will die a death faster than anticipated. The thing about censorship is that it never knows an end. Sure, it’s mostly righties now. But when those people leave, they’ll come for you lefties, too. The progressives are never satiated.
Great post. It’s scary how teen depression and suicides started spiking in 2009 when they all started getting phones.
 

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You joined a social media site (dumb move) that censors posts, which is what you hate (ironic).

In order to join, you provided them with your SSN (extremely dumb).

You're batting 1.000 if you're playing Sh!t For Brains.
I didn’t give them my SSN.
 

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Great post. It’s scary how teen depression and suicides started spiking in 2009 when they all started getting phones.
Its just accelerating evolution, something any good conservative/libertarian should love. Survival of the fittest...
 

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Parler users had to give their SSNs? LOL.
You can't be serious. No worries....giving up that important personal information to stupid twitter where the sub-humans congregate is personally fine with deuce. Twitter is going to be sad when they realize that they aren't getting deuce's business anymore. Take that liberal hollywood.
 

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I'm on record, I do not want Silicon Valley and the social media and data companies regulated. Even though they are my political enemy, I want them to maintain their freedom. I love Twitter, I think it's a genius platform, but it is run and influenced heavily by absolute radicals, and they have been caving to that pressure. I have been hoping like heck for a competing platform to arise, and confident that it would, the more the anger against Twitter grew.

Looks like that day has arrived with Parler? Yes, it is unfortunately going to start out as a conservative/libertarian bubble (not that i"m complaining). But I have joined and I recommend you do too. Not quite as slick as Twitter yet, but good enough. And as more people join, I'm sure the user experience will improve as well. I'd love it if it became widely popular and left wingers joined as well. Competition is good, and competition is the answer to most problems. I also use Duck Duck Go for web searches over Google, and never liked or much used Facebook, but Zuck seems to get the big picture more than these others and is for intellectual freedom. Amazon is an amazing company, maybe a little suspect, but I bet some major competitors will emerge in their space as well.

Anyway, off soap box. Link
You all need an even MORE insulated Echo Chamber, so you can know even less and be that much dumber and misinformed than you already are. Great idea!
 

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You all need an even MORE insulated Echo Chamber, so you can know even less and be that much dumber and misinformed than you already are. Great idea!
I’m in favor of the free exchange of ideas. Feel free to take the other side of the argument.
 

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I’m in favor of the free exchange of ideas. Feel free to take the other side of the argument.
It is not helpful to mankind or society to be in an Echo Chamber. Parler is the OPPOSITE of free ideas, it minimizes political thought. That leads to division and instability.

The Enlightenment did not occur in an Echo Chamber.
 

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It is not helpful to mankind or society to be in an Echo Chamber. Parler is the OPPOSITE of free ideas, it minimizes political thought. That leads to division and instability.

The Enlightenment did not occur in an Echo Chamber.
I’d rather Twitter stopped censoring conservatives. I’d rather that twitter came up with a single standard and set of rules and applied it equally.
I’m opposed to government regulation of twitter and social media.
the only solution is competition. I don’t know what you’re blathering on about with echo chambers. Progressives do not want conservative voices heard.
 

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It is not helpful to mankind or society to be in an Echo Chamber. Parler is the OPPOSITE of free ideas, it minimizes political thought. That leads to division and instability.

The Enlightenment did not occur in an Echo Chamber.
No, but it is also helpful to be able to limit the worst, most awful kinds of "free" speech. Just as we limit the worst, most awful kinds of "free" markets.

Not that you were suggesting the opposite, it's a semi-tangential point to the one you were making.
 

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Progressives do not want conservative voices heard.

Not true. They (and the rest of the sane world) don't want to hear from the insane, awful people that have hijacked the regular, sane conservatives and pretend to speak for them.
 

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lol. Parler was hacked....and a bunch of their dotard users actually gave them their phone and social security numbers in order to use certain features.

Liberals are so owned.
 

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It's got to be hard to be a Q follower now. It won't go away, the election loss will be retconned into some kind of secret victory, and a new overwhelming horror will be set up. It's like the Blacklist.
 
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