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it is not "censorship" to demand you tell the truth about civic matters.
Yes it is. The first amendment is specifically aimed at political and contentious speech. Section 230 as written allows the tech companies to censor both without repercussions. While I don't advocate a total repeal of 230, it definitely needs a massive overhaul.
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The first amendment is specifically aimed at political and contentious speech. Section 230 as written allows the tech companies to censor both without repercussions. While I don't advocate a total repeal of 230, it definitely needs a massive overhaul.
truth is not politically contentious speech. Neither are lies.
If you take out an ad that jo blow is president and not donald trump, I as owner of a social platform have the right to block that ad.
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truth is not politically contentious speech. Neither are lies.
If you take out an ad that jo blow is president and not donald trump, I as owner of a social platform have the right to block that ad.
However, if you do, then you should face legal ramifications for your actions. Under the current system, the platforms can block political speech, items that are currently contentious, and just speech they don't like. All without being held accountable. This is what should change. If a platform chooses to censor speech they don't like, then they are no longer just platforms, they have become publishers and editors.
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truth is not politically contentious speech. Neither are lies.
If you take out an ad that jo blow is president and not donald trump, I as owner of a social platform have the right to block that ad.
Also, truth is subjective. Facts are an entirely different matter.
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However, if you do, then you should face legal ramifications for your actions. Under the current system, the platforms can block political speech, items that are currently contentious, and just speech they don't like. All without being held accountable. This is what should change. If a platform chooses to censor speech they don't like, then they are no longer just platforms, they have become publishers and editors.
nope 1. private businesses can block any ad they don't want on their platform 2. propaganda is not considered free speech.
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it is not "censorship" to demand you tell the truth about civic matters.
If Facebook and Twitter cared about the truth then they would have taken down every anti-Trump conspiracy posts. No one would have been allowed to post Trump colluded with Russia, Trump is a Russian asset or some other lib-tard conspiracy about Trump. As long as you post an Anti-republican conspiracy then Facebook and Twitter will allow you to do so with impunity.
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truth is not politically contentious speech. Neither are lies.
If you take out an ad that jo blow is president and not donald trump, I as owner of a social platform have the right to block that ad.
I understand that you are ok with censoring anything you deem a lie if it comes from the right, But NO LIE will be censored if it comes from the left.

Is that a problem for you?
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nope 1. private businesses can block any ad they don't want on their platform 2. propaganda is not considered free speech.
Actually, 230 makes them public forums, like the town square. There are very few limits on speech in a town square. We aren't talking about ads. Actually, propaganda is considered free speech according to the SCOTUS.
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If you take out an ad that jo blow is president and not donald trump, I as owner of a social platform have the right to block that ad.
There is a huge difference between a provable fact and a deeply held opinion.
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your freedom of speech is not unlimited. like a late justice once said about the second amendment.
How on earth did you manage to get from freedom of speech to something about guns?
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