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2020-05-29 7:14:27 PM  
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The thing is, do Twitter and Facebook allow content that targets and harms specific individuals? Yes. Happens all the time.

Do Twitter and Facebook shadowban Right-Wing political content? More to the point, do they do so with a bias -- do they do so more than they squelch other kinds of political content? I've never seen any substantive evidence that they do.

This isn't a Both Sides thing. Is there a coalition of enemies on this? I don't really see one. The MAGATs want to stop Twitter and Facebook from being able to block lies and harmful speech, whereas the SJWs want Twitter and Facebook to block lies and harmful speech. Those are opposite goals.

Any private social media site or company can censor content willy-nilly. Any competent site has rules and moderators. Twitter and Facebook intentionally fail at it, but in the pursuit of money. Any other bias is coincidental and governed by market forces, so, uh, you know, the Right doesn't really have a complaint, there.
2020-05-29 7:12:58 PM  
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Mugs, pugs, things, dimwits, nitwits, half-wits, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers and Methodists?
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