Twitter Bans a User for Claiming Harassment

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Like many, I struggle to understand Twitters rules of the road. I see, too often people suspended for what appears to me to be non-consequential tweets – by that I mean non-threatening – just ranting about some topic or person. But it seems to be selective because I also see tweets from some that I would consider something that Twitter should do something about, and don’t. Those of us that discuss this on the platform are confused as to have the rules are applied and that they are applied selectively instead of in a blanket manner. I don’t think anyone would have a problem with Twitter fairly applying their own rules to everyone. This is not about left versus right, but right versus wrong.

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Is Twitter Pornography?

 

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I’ve been seeing some posts from bloggers as well as some so-called “journalists” on the subject of pornography. The question has been, “ Should it be regulated on the Internet?” there are voice on both sides of the question but beyond defining pornography  as sex, no has seemed to look at what pornograhy may be viewed as beyond that simplistic definition.

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Restoring a Reputation

 

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There was a time, not that long ago, that if someone’s reputation were damaged by some  accusation(s), later fidcovered to be false, the person would be able to return to their normal life – maybe not immediately, but after a short period once the truth became known. Today? Not so. much. Even in the “olden days” I’m referring to (maybe 20 years ago), there would have always been detravtors of that person that no matter what, believed the allegation(s). There have always been those people that no matter the evidence presented, will not change their mind.  But that was okay, because those same people really had no way of continuing their persecution. How times have changed.

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Twitter to Ban Political Ads. A Bad Idea.

 

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We’ve all read that soon, Twitter will be banning all political advertisements on their platform. That includes both candidate advocacy ads as well as  issue advocacy advertisements. Some in the media believe this is a swipe at Facebook, whose CEO, in front of Congress, stated  that Facebook does not plan to perform fact checking on any political ads. Is Twitter’s decision a good one? Will it do anything to solve the complaints concerning false or misleading information that may be contained in the advertisement?

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The “Suicide” of Jeffery Epstein

 

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According to some “journalists”, the conspiracy theorists are out in droves this weekend over the sudden death of Jeffery Epstein. Everything we read online from any mainstream media source tells us, immediately, that Epstein committed suicide. There source for this? None. Even AG Barr has only commented on the death and has not called it “apparent suicide” as so many in the media are reporting.  It’s really silly reporting as, of this writing, no one, not even the Medical Examiner, has declared a cause of death. Am I a conspiracy theorist? No. I prefer, before anyone makes a pronouncement that the facts come to light.

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