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Old 08-12-2021, 08:52 AM
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I find it downright scary that the president can impute, unto himself, the "right" to declare what is good information, and similarly declare what is bad information, and therefore censor the latter.

That is exactly the sort of thing that one might expect of a totalitarian state...
Wow, a Trump supporter who doesn't think the president has any responsibility for disseminating accurate information on a national emergency. What a surprise.

(FYI, when you said "good" you really should have said "true," and when you said "bad," you really should have said "false.")
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Old 08-12-2021, 11:21 AM
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Wow, a Trump supporter who doesn't think the president has any responsibility for disseminating accurate information on a national emergency. What a surprise.
Nope...

The last words were "and therefore censor the latter"...

Trump made ZERO attempt to "censor the latter"...180 degrees from Biden...
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Wow, a Trump supporter who doesn't think the president has any responsibility for disseminating accurate information on a national emergency. What a surprise.

(FYI, when you said "good" you really should have said "true," and when you said "bad," you really should have said "false.")
When did the First Amendment become obsolete? The President has no right or authority to censor information. Perhaps you missed that while getting your "law degree". I am beginning to think you simply pulled it from a box of Cracker Jack.
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When did the First Amendment become obsolete? The President has no right or authority to censor information. Perhaps you missed that while getting your "law degree". I am beginning to think you simply pulled it from a box of Cracker Jack.
It's actually worse than that...

Biden, himself, can't censor information, so he's getting Big Tech to do so on his behalf...

Bidenís attempt to rope Big Tech into more censorship is downright sinister

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President Joe Biden wants to suppress speech that discourages Americans from being vaccinated against COVID-19. Because the First Amendment doesnít allow him to do that, he is asking Facebook and other social-media giants to do it for him.
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It's actually worse than that...

Biden, himself, can't censor information, so he's getting Big Tech to do so on his behalf...

Bidenís attempt to rope Big Tech into more censorship is downright sinister
if it was a religious belief it might play but presenting lies is fair game I'd say. or else there would be no recourse for food or drug manufacturers. I'll admit, common decency should cause a majority to ostracized these gangsters, but we aren't that country anymore.
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if it was a religious belief it might play but presenting lies is fair game I'd say. or else there would be no recourse for food or drug manufacturers. I'll admit, common decency should cause a majority to ostracized these gangsters, but we aren't that country anymore.
Who gets to decide which information is a lie vs an opinion? As has been pointed out previously, the left proclaimed that any talk of the virus possibly escaping from a lab was deemed misinformation or down right lies. However, as more evidence has been produced, it is now the most likely theory as to how the virus was introduced into the population. So when does a lie become truthful?

The point is that there differing opinions on a variety of topics and generally speaking, more information is better than less. Why in the world would anyone wish to restrict more information, especially when a good number of those presenting were also doctors that were highly educated in their fields?
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Conspiracy theories are only theories, until their not.

The definition of 'misinformation' is in the eyes of the beholder, and as I've said numerous times, some people jump all over the source, regardless of the truth of the subject.

Those people are rock bottom, IMO. We have a couple of them here.
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Conspiracy theories are only theories, until their not.

The definition of 'misinformation' is in the eyes of the beholder, and as I've said numerous times, some people jump all over the source, regardless of the truth of the subject.

Those people are rock bottom, IMO. We have a couple of them here.
You mean to say that something might be ABSOLUTELY True even if CNN or Fox news says it?
And we should take time to examine the content BEFORE we judge it's veracity one way or the other?

You mean to say that something might be ABSOLUTELY True even if Trump/Bush/ or Biden/Obama said it?
And we should take time to examine the content BEFORE we judge it's veracity one way or the other?

You mean to say that something might be ABSOLUTELY True even if RedState or Mother Jones Or even Alex Jones said it?
And we should take time to examine the content BEFORE we judge it's veracity one way or the other?

You mean to say that something might be ABSOLUTELY True even if Tucker Carlson or Rachel Maddow said it?
And we should take time to examine the content BEFORE we judge it's veracity one way or the other?

You mean to say that something might be ABSOLUTELY True even if the CDC and the WHO or lesser known Independent PhD epidemiology and Medical Advocates and professionals said it?
And we should take time to examine the content BEFORE we judge it's veracity one way or the other?


whaaaat?! that's just crazy talk man.
Some people's heads would explode if they had to actually listen to and then review evidence rather than just Assume fact or fiction based on the mouthpiece.
That's like actually THINKING or something.
Why would anyone do that, Everyone already KNOWS that the Republican/Democrats are always liars and Conservatives/Liberals are crazy and only want to harm everyone.
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