WaltC wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 11:17:
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 06:37:
US democracy did just fine for a few hundred years before socially irresponsible media.
You can chart the decline of political discourse and the rise of wack job violence with the rise of social irresponsible media. As they are now, allowing any and all speech that would be illegal or never published by any press, or other medial outlet, they are a cancer. Nothing good has come from socially irresponsible media, except stupid cat pictures and inane 'here is what I am eating drivel.'
This mass moron infestation will continue to be a serious threat to civilization until 230 is revoked and social media platforms fall under the same rules as other media.
Well said. The cancel culture promotes ignorance and stupidity, imo. They enjoy banning speech they lack the ability to debate. They would have fit right into the old Soviet Union, the USSR. Hopefully they will share its fate.
So, I'm opposed to cancel culture when it's used pre-emptively to silence debate. This isn't that, though. This is a platform that was used to coordinate a violent insurrection based on a complete falsehood. There is no "debate" here, just a platform used to plan a sedition that failed to police itself.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC