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    In 2015 while on the campaign trail, then candidate Trump promised to "shut down parts of the internet".

    Now, it looks as if he's close to taking the first step in that direction.

    In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump threatened to “regulate” or even “close” social-media platforms. Legal experts scoffed at the president’s ability to moderate social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook Inc. (FB) and Snap Inc. (SNAP) .
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...s7K?li=BBnb7Kz

    Emphasis on "even close social media platforms", which would be in accordance to what he promised to do.

    Marking the beginning of the end of free speech online and possibly one of the biggest over-reaches of government power since the patriot act. Or the last time Mao Trump enacted ridiculous nanny state legislation. For example, prohibiting college students from boycotting foreign companies.
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin

    The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

  • #2
    "Marking the beginning of the end of free speech online..."

    Many of the 'social media platforms' have proven themselves to be enemies of free speech.
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    "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight." -Proverbs 18:17

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BorderRuffian View Post
      "Marking the beginning of the end of free speech online..."

      Many of the 'social media platforms' have proven themselves to be enemies of free speech.
      Private companies are allowed to do what ever they want in aFREE country. Question is just how FREE is America under Dumpy Donald?
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        He's attempting to make it not so free:

        https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/polit...der/index.html


        President Donald Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets "potentially misleading."


        The draft executive order being prepared by the Trump administration tests the boundaries of the White House's authority. In a long-shot legal bid, it seeks to curtail the power of large social media platforms by reinterpreting a critical 1996 law that shields websites and tech companies from lawsuits.

        It marks a dramatic escalation by Trump in his war with tech companies as they struggle with the growing problem of misinformation on social media. The President has regularly accused sites of censoring conservative speech.

        The draft order, which was reviewed by CNN, targets a law known as the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the legislation provides broad immunity to websites that curate and moderate their own platforms, and has been described by legal experts as "the 26 words that created the internet."
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #5
          Companies like FaceBook, which censor their content, have no place in a nation such as America. Likewise, students who refuse to allow free speech on their campus have no right to complain when they are censored as well.

          The internet is used to damage America as often as it is used for legitimate purposes.

          And since when do the National Socialist Democrats practice any from of free speech or truthfulness?
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

            Private companies are allowed to do what ever they want in aFREE country. Question is just how FREE is America under Dumpy Donald?
            I have been told that Trump will supervise a new news paper called Pravda with head office in Moscow....Ah!! free America?????...In your dreams , lads in your dreams...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
              Private companies are allowed to do what ever they want in aFREE country. Question is just how FREE is America under Dumpy Donald?
              How free are you under lockdown by the National Socialist Democrats like Pelosi, Waters and rest of the anti-American crowd? How free will you be if Gates gets to microchip you?

              If you think Trump is a tyrant, then you have never experienced the real world at all.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                How free are you under lockdown by the National Socialist Democrats like Pelosi, Waters and rest of the anti-American crowd? How free will you be if Gates gets to microchip you?

                If you think Trump is a tyrant, then you have never experienced the real world at all.

                get real, lost in the woods and wake the ___ up Trump is not only a tyrant he is trying to rewrite the Constitution to benefit him. The same Constitution you swore to defend.

                As far a living in the REAL World, I don't live in yours nor even the same country for that matter
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  Why did Trump wait years to do this?

                  Perhaps Twitter finally went too far and screwed it up for all social media.

                  I blame Twitter for this 100%. They gave Trump justification to do this.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BorderRuffian View Post
                    "Marking the beginning of the end of free speech online..."

                    Many of the 'social media platforms' have proven themselves to be enemies of free speech.
                    That's the victim card the right wing has played and it's going to backfire on them.

                    Let's say they are against free speech, how is Trump "closing social media platforms" remotely a positive solution?
                    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                    - Benjamin Franklin

                    The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                    • #11
                      They have their heads' too far up Trump's ass to realize what's taking place.

                      They will defend him till the death of all their freedoms.
                      "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                      - Benjamin Franklin

                      The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                      • #12
                        Looks like Twitter learned their lesson but it's too late to stop the EO.

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                        • #13
                          Cool.
                          The much defended "unilimited free speech for all" is turning out to be hypocrisy.

                          Turns out to be "free speech for my side".

                          Even cooler to see that the claimants for free speech are defending Trump limiting free speech.

                          The flexibility how opinions change depending on who says it is telling.

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                          "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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                          • #14
                            Amazing, isn't it?

                            It's only a free speech issue when they agree with it. If they don't then it doesn't matter.

                            I would suggest that is cherry-picking the Constitution in order to support what some agree with and what they don't.
                            We are not now that strength which in old days
                            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                            • #15
                              It's free speech, not free 'lying' speech.

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