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2020-03-06 8:10:47 PM  
Yeah, start with Trump
 
2020-03-06 8:33:22 PM  

cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump*


*exemption made for Trump because what he says is "important information"
/they've actually said this

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/168​5​5900/twitter-donald-trump-ban-explanat​ion
 
2020-03-06 10:21:51 PM  
Nazis, misogynists, and bots by the million are still A-OK, I presume.
 
2020-03-06 11:36:51 PM  
ok boomer
 
2020-03-06 11:37:22 PM  
Sure subby.
There's nothing that advertisers more than supporting abusive douchebags.
 
2020-03-06 11:37:40 PM  
*love more
 
2020-03-06 11:38:11 PM  
what if i make fun of myself....??
 
2020-03-06 11:38:15 PM  

Walker: cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump*

*exemption made for Trump because what he says is "important information"
/they've actually said this

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/1685​5900/twitter-donald-trump-ban-explanat​ion


Well it kind of is important information. A lot of people probably wouldn't know what a complete tool bag he is otherwise.
 
2020-03-06 11:38:20 PM  
Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.
 
2020-03-06 11:39:49 PM  
You sound thin. Or fat. Definitely not normal
/Though fat is the new normal
//But still disgusting and shameful
///Self-reported
 
2020-03-06 11:40:50 PM  

cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump


Someone called him a "fat, old, syphilitic jagoff" didn't they?
 
2020-03-06 11:41:45 PM  
Subby sounds overweight, decrepit, and flatulent.

// I apologize; I can't hit the button without apologizing.
 
2020-03-06 11:43:49 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.


You can't dunk.  You're not tall enough.
 
2020-03-06 11:47:52 PM  
Where most parties run afoul with the law is when they treat individuals differently. Let see what happens
 
2020-03-06 11:49:33 PM  

foo monkey: Mike_LowELL: Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.

You can't dunk.  You're not tall enough.


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2020-03-06 11:56:03 PM  

Mike_LowELL: foo monkey: Mike_LowELL: Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.

You can't dunk.  You're not tall enough.

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Put some effort into it Mike.

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2020-03-06 11:56:36 PM  
Are you kidding? Letting people lock others online is how you make money.

How do you think Fark is still online?!!
 
2020-03-07 12:01:11 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Are you kidding? Letting people lock others online is how you make money.

How do you think Fark is still online?!!


Sounds like Jack has been speaking to Drew.
 
2020-03-07 12:02:24 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Are you kidding? Letting people lock others online is how you make money.

How do you think Fark is still online?!!


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2020-03-07 12:04:00 AM  
An important alternative is to unplug from social media and live a happier life.
 
2020-03-07 12:04:23 AM  
Remember when John Candy was a fat actor? He'd be a medium in today's world.
 
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2020-03-07 12:07:26 AM  
^^^^^^^
Ignore all these fat, basement dwelling virgins Subby.
 
2020-03-07 12:08:44 AM  
What else is twitter used for??
 
2020-03-07 12:12:43 AM  
The social media sites have an army of behaviorist PH.ds working for them.  They have done studies that show people respond much more to negative comments than positive ones.  In terms of keeping users engaged, the bigger cesspool the better.

Twitter is aware of this which is why they won't take steps to address online bullying that are actually effective.  They will merely take steps that make them look like they're doing something.

The toxic social media environment is a feature, not a bug.
 
2020-03-07 12:23:21 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.


*stares up at you with sad face*

...

*gets ladder so I can look you in the eye with sad face*
 
2020-03-07 12:27:29 AM  

Walker: cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump*

*exemption made for Trump because what he says is "important information"
/they've actually said this

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/1685​5900/twitter-donald-trump-ban-explanat​ion


Well if the Doctor says I'm impotent, then I must be impotent.
 
2020-03-07 12:27:37 AM  

corn-bread: What else is twitter used for??


Boobs!
 
2020-03-07 12:31:09 AM  
Jack has tiny hands.
 
2020-03-07 12:32:13 AM  

cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump


If Trump really wanted to screw over Twitter he would pick some other platform to host his output. It would cause a lot of people to up stakes and head over there, both those who love him and those who hate him.
 
2020-03-07 12:37:50 AM  
Cry moar you fat orange biatch.
 
2020-03-07 12:38:02 AM  

cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump


Nahhh... let start right here on fark.
 
2020-03-07 12:41:20 AM  
Age and disease are not under a person's control. Obesity is.

Now, if the precious Twitter fatties will excuse me, I'm going for a bike ride so as not to end up like them.
 
2020-03-07 1:16:36 AM  
well theyre still welcome here at Fark.  Drew, I smell an opportunity here.
 
2020-03-07 1:23:09 AM  

Swampmaster: corn-bread: What else is twitter used for??

Boobs!


I must be using Twitter poorly as I do not see any boobs.

/many follows comedians and musicians
 
2020-03-07 2:25:11 AM  
"Twitter has updated its hate speech policies to cover tweets that make dehumanizing remarks, which are remarks that treat "others as less than human," on the basis of age, disability, or disease."

This is sure to make some redhats very upset.
 
2020-03-07 2:26:08 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Cry moar you fat orange biatch.


Watch some MAGAts try to report anyone who says that. They've been playing a sort of "Lets see how many people we can get banhammered today" sort of game lately.
 
2020-03-07 2:46:08 AM  
So it's completely empowering to be fat, old, or sick.

They've really turned me around on this.

You have to wonder what the end-state of all this cultural sanitization will be.  Maybe they're just hoping genetic engineering will eventually swoop in and make everything uniform.
 
2020-03-07 3:13:19 AM  
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #14
Youtube nlgWto5zoRs
 
2020-03-07 3:19:26 AM  
Seems to indicate they're just banning dehumanising speech targeted towards groups.

So making fun of an individual because if his weight appears to still be fair game.

Bad: "All fat people should die"
Good: "You should die, fatty"

Bad: "I hate old people."
Good: "I hate that old person.'

Maybe they're just getting rid of low hanging fruit in order to breed a new race of superhuman insult makers. Take out all the easy stuff and people will really have to think of the mean things they want to say and perfect their craft.
 
2020-03-07 3:27:41 AM  
What I'm just a good old fashioned Hitler supporter? Will I still be protected? M'reich.
 
2020-03-07 4:09:19 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Excellent.  Seems I can still mock someone for their height.


Also their mass, technically.
 
2020-03-07 5:22:11 AM  
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2020-03-07 6:30:05 AM  

Walker: cretinbob: Yeah, start with Trump*

*exemption made for Trump because what he says is "important information"
/they've actually said this

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/1685​5900/twitter-donald-trump-ban-explanat​ion


He would literally crap a brick if they banned him.
He's spent this whole period building up his followers by using his personal account and NOT the official POTUS account set up previously.
I will laugh if that happens.
 
2020-03-07 7:13:37 AM  

aagrajag: Age and disease are not under a person's control. Obesity is.

Now, if the precious Twitter fatties will excuse me, I'm going for a bike ride so as not to end up like them.


Technically, depending on what diseases we are talking about, it could be under a person's control.
 
2020-03-07 7:14:24 AM  
Twitter is brain poison.
 
2020-03-07 7:16:53 AM  
Is pointing out stuff Trump actually said making fun of him?
 
2020-03-07 7:54:35 AM  
Making fun of people over their height still perfectly acceptable on Twitter, and indeed throughout society. See also: Mike Bloomberg.

Short is the new fat.

/Yes, I know: I sound short
 
2020-03-07 9:08:19 AM  

wildcardjack: Remember when John Candy was a fat actor? He'd be a medium in today's world.


Well, he's lost a lot of weight.
 
2020-03-07 9:24:26 AM  
Supposedly making rape jokes and making fun of the mentally handicapped is banned on Fark, too.
 
2020-03-07 9:38:46 AM  

Fano: Supposedly making rape jokes and making fun of the mentally handicapped is banned on Fark, too.


Targeting the mentally handicapped brings the ban hammer? Bull, half the comments on here are bashing Trumpets...
 
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