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Old Today, 01:35 PM
 
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So what? They are a business and as any good Republican will tell you, the government has no business telling Google how to run its business. And if you don't like it, use some other product.
Lol
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Old Today, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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No one should be censoring the internet--certainly, not the gubment.
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Old Today, 01:56 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I can guarantee you that Donald Trump has wondered about how he can do this. He would love nothing better than to have dictator-like control over the news and the internet. Down deep, he envies people like Kim Jung Un and Putin.

Thats what he wants. State controlled information. You could see this coming. All dictators have this. If this is true, you think you Trump supports will be exempt from this.
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Old Today, 01:57 PM
 
Location: United States
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Dear God, nobody has bothered to even read the article.

From CNN

The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms.


So they are saying that the Order will have to treat all content the same, and not remove, or suppress content based on political views.

Like I said, dear God, read the damn article, making the social media companies treat all content the same would be a good thing.
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Old Today, 01:59 PM
 
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This EO is aimed at forbidding social media companies from deplatforming people they dont like.
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Old Today, 02:05 PM
 
Location: United States
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This EO is aimed at forbidding social media companies from deplatforming people they dont like.
That's what CNN is suggesting.

The EO would not tell the social media companies what they can put on their sites, it would seem that it will regulate their policies for how they remove people, and content.
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Old Today, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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This EO is aimed at forbidding social media companies from deplatforming people they dont like.
Twitter and FB have usage policies that all users agree to and if those policies are violated, the user can be kicked off. It is not a matter of "users they don't like", it is a matter of violating an agreement that the user himself signed. The policies are nothing secret, they are publicly stated. This is all within the rights of those platforms. If people don't like it, don't use it.
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Old Today, 06:34 PM
 
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DT like a whole bunch of other angry white men (rich, poor and in between) don't like something they cannot wholly control.

His Orangeness's fragile ego is bruised every single time someone says, prints or whatever something he doesn't like.

In the old days when media was largely print, and or even after things moved onto radio and television owners of said media could be "leaned on" by the wealthy and or powerful.

Publishers (who often came from the same patrician class as politicians and other "powerful" persons) would be sat down and or outright threatened to pull a story, and or get a reporter to shut up/back off.

Now of course everyone has a voice (as this forum so proves) and stories or whatever get out, good, bad or indifferent. Worse for people like DT posts can say almost whatever they want (long as it doesn't violate TOS or federal/local laws such as slander or defamation) and there isn't anything that can be done.

Also more to the point media isn't wholly in control of gatekeepers who decide what is going to be said/published, and what isn't going see light of day.
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Old Today, 06:38 PM
 
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Some people must not be listening. Trump has said since day one that he wanted to change all laws so that any and all media could be sued, shut down easier, etc.

I am not saying this story is correct, but I am saying that Trump has authoritarian tendencies...and loves other dictators.....

This isn't news at all.
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Old Today, 06:39 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Google has already censored the internet. That's the problem
Google isn’t “the internet”.

I suggest you take a basic class on how the internet is actually physically implemented, but get the feeling that it’d be beyond you.
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