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This will make an interesting court case: shutting down competition and using "you are responsible for all content" as the justification. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have tried to make the legal stance that they are only distributors of content, not publishers (and therefore not responsible for the content). So now how does Apple justify allowing Twitter to be used to organize riots (which happens all the time with Antifa and BLM posts), and at the same time saying Parler needs to be shut down? Of course, the libs control the 9th Circuit, and they say they'll pack the SC, so rules and laws no longer apply.
Isn't Apple a private company, that can decide which apps they allow onto their private platform in any manner they see fit? If they do something that consumers disagree with, they'll switch to Android phones.
 

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Parler won't work if it's not available on Apple's platform?

I just checked, I can put parler.com in my browser and it works just fine. I'm running Ubuntu on a PC. No Apple, in the slightest.
Our village idiot is doing what Village idiots do... Can anyone really be this dumb? The answer is yep... Back to ignore land for MPLS.
 

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Isn't Apple a private company, that can decide which apps they allow onto their private platform in any manner they see fit? If they do something that consumers disagree with, they'll switch to Android phones.
Exactly. Righties want private companies to be able to operate however they see fit. Except when their traitor app comes into play. Then they go into whiny bitch victim mode.
 

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I posted this elsewhere:

Hopefully, everyone here is smart enough to know that calling for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government is not covered under the First Amendment.
 

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Apparently Trump joined Parler after getting kicked from Twitter. And Google Play Store responded by booting the app.
 

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I guess it depends. If Parler does the right thing and warns people about possible organized attacks, then we are all good.
Nah. First amendment is a good thing. The foundation of our country. Your idea is terrible. Parler doesn’t have to agree with you.
 

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Nah. First amendment is a good thing. The foundation of our country. Your idea is terrible.
First amendment = letting terrorists organize. Just because you are butthurt over Trump losing?

Get over it.
 

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Apparently Trump joined Parler after getting kicked from Twitter. And Google Play Store responded by booting the app.
Awesome, right? Tech oligarchs should decide if we get to hear from the president or not. Wow.
 

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I posted this elsewhere:

Hopefully, everyone here is smart enough to know that calling for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government is not covered under the First Amendment.
Who called for the violent overthrow?
 

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Awesome, right? Tech oligarchs should decide if we get to hear from the president or not. Wow.
Companies shouldn't be free to determine how their technology is used.

Coming from deuce of all people!? Oh wait.....I keep forgetting that he's without principles when it come to his devotion to the right.
 

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Awesome, right? Tech oligarchs should decide if we get to hear from the president or not. Wow.
I think there is more nuance to the situation than you're affording.
 

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I think there is more nuance to the situation than you're affording.
No. There is none at all. This is as black and white as it gets. The is exactly what the first amendment protects.
 

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No. There is none at all. This is as black and white as it gets. The is exactly what the first amendment protects.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG

WHICH TYPES OF SPEECH ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
Although different scholars view unprotected speech in different ways, there are basically nine categories:
  • Obscenity
  • Fighting words
  • Defamation (including libel and slander)
  • Child pornography
  • Perjury
  • Blackmail
  • Incitement to imminent lawless action
  • True threats
  • Solicitations to commit crimes
Some experts also would add treason, if committed verbally, to that list. Plagiarism of copyrighted material is also not protected.

 

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First amendment = letting terrorists organize. Just because you are butthurt over Trump losing?

Get over it.
Political speech is the most important protected speech. Your interest in policing political speech makes you an authoritarian. The example he used was qanon. I’m not an expert on qanon but terrorism seems like a stretch.
are you ok labeling BLM a terrorist organization and preventing their communication? I imagine you would have a problem.
Butt hurt! Such a cool phrase in St. Cloud 20 years ago.
 

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Companies shouldn't be free to determine how their technology is used.

Coming from deuce of all people!? Oh wait.....I keep forgetting that he's without principles when it come to his devotion to the right.
Preventing people from downloading an app to prevent them from hearing from the president? It’s pretty disgusting. It’s outrageous actually. Way across the line.
 

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I guess I would say we need less places for those kinds of people to congregate.
You liked this post stocker. This doesn’t say anything about organizing attack or imminent threats. It is about preventing free association and free speech.
 

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Political speech is the most important protected speech. Your interest in policing political speech makes you an authoritarian. The example he used was qanon. I’m not an expert on qanon but terrorism seems like a stretch.
are you ok labeling BLM a terrorist organization and preventing their communication? I imagine you would have a problem.
Butt hurt! Such a cool phrase in St. Cloud 20 years ago.
First amendment doesn't cover everything. Don't be a whiny baby about it.

WHICH TYPES OF SPEECH ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
Although different scholars view unprotected speech in different ways, there are basically nine categories:
  • Obscenity
  • Fighting words
  • Defamation (including libel and slander)
  • Child pornography
  • Perjury
  • Blackmail
  • Incitement to imminent lawless action
  • True threats
  • Solicitations to commit crimes
Some experts also would add treason, if committed verbally, to that list. Plagiarism of copyrighted material is also not protected.
 

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Preventing people from downloading an app to prevent them from hearing from the president? It’s pretty disgusting. It’s outrageous actually. Way across the line.
Private companies don't want to be involved with....or facilitate coups and the planning of terror attacks.

Go figure....butthurt deuce thinks that private companies shouldn't have a say over their own tech. Fake ass libertarian talk. But we already knew that.
 

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Preventing people from downloading an app to prevent them from hearing from the president? It’s pretty disgusting. It’s outrageous actually. Way across the line.
If they believe that Trump is a danger to public safety, it's a perfectly fine response. Which most people have believed for a very long time.
 

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The President does not need Twitter to get his message out. It’s a free service that has rules of conduct. Even if those are capricious and arbitrary, freedom is not served by compelling them to carry a user they believe has violated their terms.
 

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Section 2 doesn't know anything about the Constitution. His knowledge regarding freedom of speech is laughably ignorant.

He's a classic know nothing.
 

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I deleted my Twitter account tonight. I’m sure millions more will in the next few days. Most are waking up and don’t want their lives controlled by Silicon Valley.
 

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I deleted my Twitter account tonight. I’m sure millions more will in the next few days. Most are waking up and don’t want their lives controlled by Silicon Valley.
There are many good reasons to delete your social media accounts. Crybaby Trump getting put in timeout is not one of them.
 

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Let’s be clear. This wasn’t deleting the account of a child pornographer or serial killer. This was the account of a sitting president who just received 75 million votes. Would the account of Xi be deleted?
 

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There are many good reasons to delete your social media accounts. Crybaby Trump getting put in timeout is not one of them.
Wake up. It has nothing to do with Trump.
 
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