Tomas wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 15:00:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 14:19:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:56:There is no censorship happening. Government action is required for censorship. No one has a right to free speech on a company application. The company decides the rules.
Everyone is OK with censoring people they disagree with. Just wait until it's your opinion they disagree with and you get censored.
I understand what you're trying to say, but what you said is just wrong. It's 100% censorship, but done by entities other than government. Sure, it's legal, but it's not necessarily good for our republic.
Intentions do matter, but there's a reason even that bastion of conservatism, the ACLU, is worried about what's going on. If what is taking place regarding suppression of voices doesn't cause a little panic in your heart (even if met by a measure of relief) you aren't really that concerned with the intent of the first amendment. Many people seem ecstatic to paint everything as black and white when it suits their political leanings, but the world is far more grey.
Things could be going lord of the flies out there and some of your would be cheering it as a victory.
People with significant power saying whatever they want, without repercussions, without meaningful fact checking, is a bigger problem.
People with power such as Trump use Twitter as a one-way communication device. He would avoid the press and the media, and put his message into this, where it reaches the people he wanted it to reach without any kind of dialogue, feedback, or discussion.