A quick post. I treid to tweet this article out ear;ier today but Twitter refused to allow it to be tweeted because the artiile cmes from a source they consider to be harmful. So, although it may not receive the audience it desereves, here’s the artilce.
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.
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?
I’ve been noticing for a while now that people online, ot all but the number seems to keep growing, list in their biographies their preferred pronouns. If any are unaware of what that is, it is how someone wants to be referred to as to their gender. so we’ll see “she/her”, “he, him”, etc even though the pronouns may have no basis in fact. I think that’s okay as that individuals should decide hw they wish to be referred to by others. It seems a bit silly, but hey, we do live in strange times, don’t we?
I’ve always been a fierce advocate of Free Speech. I believe that people should be allowed to say what ever they want, on any subject, without fear of retribution of any kind. in fact, for those that don’t live in the country that I do, it’s part of our founding document, our Constitution, expressed in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to that document. It’s curious, and notable that the very first amendment guarantees that Congress shall make no law… with respect to our freedom to speak as we like. Of course, there are exceptions in that promoting violence against another is illegal, and should be, but beyond that simple restriction, we may speak our minds. No one is given the right to not be offended.