edaciousx wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 03:49:
Social media needs to be classified and regulated as a public utility. Social media should only restrict speech that posses imminent threat, not hate. You're allowed to speak out against something you aren't happy about, the left had 4 years calling everyone on the right stupid white national Nazis which is hate speech.
With everything the left has done to the right, I only see further escalation. And yes, the right has their faults too but there is significantly more blame on the left for our current situation.
That's fine on being a public utility but that isn't where we are at today. "Posses Imminent Threat", well that is where we are at right now, we have warning of formations at all capitol's. We have a president that wants to be a lifelong dictator, in fact I would make him show up at the inauguration, to me I wouldn't even have one currently in the traditional manner, all those lawmakers and not the president in one place, it's a tactical failure and on top of that we know law enforcement supports the president overall and they can't be trusted as anyone can see at this point from just last week alone. I feel all those are true and imo that is imminent. So then what we are seeing to me seems justified under your definition. You have to error on the side of caution, we are talking about overthrowing the gov't. If not this, then what?
I want to add again, of all the places that let people talk politics (on topic or not) and it has people on both sides, I swear and I don't know how or why but this place seems to handle it the best. I know overall it leans a bit one way, but it never goes nuclear like any other place does.