Verno wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 17:34:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 16:52:
A whole platform was silenced by 3 tech companies.
A dangerous platform hosting illegal content that it made little to no effort to police. And the platform wasn't silenced, they built their stack around AWS and that's on them. They can self-host like Gab, no one is stopping them. I don't care if it's 2 app providers or 20, none of them should be forced to host content that could make them liable or that violates their TOS. Parler was given multiple warnings and shrugged them off. That's on them.
The slippery slope arguments might make sense around here if we weren't already tumbling down the mountainside, pushed by idiots who do not care about laws and rules.
When we silence dialogue and see our own neighbors as the enemy we have lost our way.
You can't have a dialogue when one side refuses to engage and chooses alternate realities and violence. I made the same arguments four years ago when Hillary spoke about deplorables. I was wrong.
Regardless of everything I've posted today I agree with most of what you said. The last statement though gives me pause. I think that perhaps too often the fringes are manipulated to appear as if they represent the majorities beneath them.
Anyhow, I think that's it for me on here for today. I sincerely hope you all are having a good day regardless of everything going on in life. There's a lot of good out there if you look for it as well.