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(Mother Jones)   Cheer up America, the deplatforming of Trump and his ilk is already having a huge impact on the country   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2021-01-18 8:49:53 AM  
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2021-01-18 10:01:20 AM  
I'm already practicing my poker face for all the times in the near future where certain friends are going to be spilling their guts telling me they just didn't realize how bad it had gotten like is was a cult or something I don't know why I didn't see it how come nobody said anything sob stories.
 
2021-01-18 10:24:21 AM  
In case any Farkers haven't seen it, the filmmaker who gave a couple excellent "video op-eds" said it best now that Trump's firehose of bullshiat has been cut off on Twitter:

"It's time to wake up."
 
2021-01-18 1:56:43 PM  
Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.
 
2021-01-18 3:51:13 PM  
Should have happened in 2016 before he even got elected
 
2021-01-18 4:08:27 PM  
Twitter and Facebook should be dismantled and their profits distributed to the people, and/or paid in fines to the government to repair the damage Trump has done to the infrastructure/environment/etc.
 
2021-01-18 4:08:38 PM  
Just because phrases and hashtags related to terrorism dropped doesn't mean anything.  It just means that the bad actors have moved to using other phrases and hashtags to get around the filters.  I've been seeing it happen in real time, and no amount of reporting them changes anything, at least on Facebook.  Christ.
 
2021-01-18 4:09:06 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Should have happened in 2016 before he even got elected


Apparently, America needed an enema.
 
2021-01-18 4:09:10 PM  
And all it cost us was almost half a million lives, our dignity and standing as a country, and the efficacy of our national security and domestic programs.

*slaps hood* "She ain't got no tires and she leaks oil like a sieve, but she'll turn over"
 
2021-01-18 4:09:47 PM  

Kubo: In case any Farkers haven't seen it, the filmmaker who gave a couple excellent "video op-eds" said it best now that Trump's firehose of bullshiat has been cut off on Twitter:

"It's time to wake up."


Actually, lets not have the republicans wake up.

In fact, lets make them more comfortable. They could use another pillow. Pressed onto the face. And held there for at least ten minutes.

fark the republicans. I wouldn't shed a tear if they all vanished tomorrow.
 
2021-01-18 4:11:01 PM  

lordjupiter: Twitter and Facebook should be dismantled and their profits distributed to the people, and/or paid in fines to the government to repair the damage Trump has done to the infrastructure/environment/etc.


What profits?
 
2021-01-18 4:11:26 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.


So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.
 
2021-01-18 4:11:46 PM  

culebra: And all it cost us was almost half a million lives, our dignity and standing as a country, and the efficacy of our national security and domestic programs.

*slaps hood* "She ain't got no tires and she leaks oil like a sieve, but she'll turn over"


<bumper falls off>

I can fix that. Boy, get the super glue.

/good movie
 
2021-01-18 4:12:07 PM  
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Report every damn thing they do or have done. No clemency.
 
2021-01-18 4:12:40 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.


Now now, you're only saying that because they're intellect devourers who wreak dumbening and misery upon the nation.

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2021-01-18 4:13:09 PM  
The MAGA morons are still posting, and I am still reporting them. But every time I report one I get a reply "This post does not go against our community standards!" bullshiat.

So, one has to ask, what the everloving fark DOES go against your community standards, Facebook???
 
2021-01-18 4:13:52 PM  
We're never going to rid ourselves of loony bullshiat entirely, but erasing it from mainstream conversation is vital since most 'normal folks' would never even know it exists unless someone told them (or Tweeted) about it.
 
2021-01-18 4:16:12 PM  

phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.


Actually, I was wrong.  What you are wanting is to execute about 25% of the American population.  Because they are the problem.  Again, I'm not even against that on a theoretical level.  But at least call for an actual solution, and not some glib Band-Aid that won't accomplish jack shiat.  Until you purge America of those people, you're just wanking.  It won't be pretty, but I can at least respect calling for doing something useful.
 
2021-01-18 4:22:46 PM  

jenlen: The MAGA morons are still posting, and I am still reporting them. But every time I report one I get a reply "This post does not go against our community standards!" bullshiat.

So, one has to ask, what the everloving fark DOES go against your community standards, Facebook???


If it costs them money, it's against their Community Standards. That's the whole set of guidelines.
 
2021-01-18 4:25:16 PM  

phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.


Clutch those pearls harder, Gladys. You see, if you open a book you will find that it is full of a thing called information.

One piece of information you might find in a book is the fact that there are other nations besides the United States. And some of those other nations actually have as much or more freedom than the United States! They also do not have the problem with conservative media poisoning their discourse?

France: This nation has free speech and a free press. It also has a law which outlaws the broadcast of fake news and fabrications as legitimate news.

Germany: This nation has free speech and a free press. It also has laws which criminalize broadcasting patent lies as fact and presenting fake news in a factual manner on broadcast media and the internet.

The United Kingdom: This nation has free speech and a free press. It also has laws against broadcasting falsehoods as established fact, has laws against the use of fake news as a tool for misinformation and outlaws the passage of lies in print as facts.

Japan: This nation has free speech and a free press. It also has laws on the books which prohibit the printing, broadcasting and dissemination of lies, falsehoods and fake news as verified facts meant to misinform and mislead.

I could go on. But you probably stopped reading a while ago. Because none of this fits your trumphumper worldview.

TL;DR: The United States' laissez faire approach to speech and the media helped get us here, and maybe it needs to be tempered like other developed nations.
 
2021-01-18 4:27:14 PM  

jenlen: The MAGA morons are still posting, and I am still reporting them. But every time I report one I get a reply "This post does not go against our community standards!" bullshiat.

So, one has to ask, what the everloving fark DOES go against your community standards, Facebook???


I've been reporting the Qanon nuts, who are supposed to be banned, but they just make multiple accounts to get around the bans.  But Facebook doesn't have a way to report anyone for specific offenses, like QAnon crap or sockpuppet accounts, so they keep doing what they do.  I've even tried using the Terrorism tag on the Qs, but nothing.
 
2021-01-18 4:30:47 PM  

phalamir: phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.

Actually, I was wrong.  What you are wanting is to execute about 25% of the American population.  Because they are the problem.  Again, I'm not even against that on a theoretical level.  But at least call for an actual solution, and not some glib Band-Aid that won't accomplish jack shiat.  Until you purge America of those people, you're just wanking.  It won't be pretty, but I can at least respect calling for doing something useful.


My MAN!  We have another to join our ranks of calling for solutions that will work!  No matter the cost.
I suggest we take DNA samples from the trumpsurectionists (all of them) before the final purge.  Then, when we find a super earth that has gravity that cannot be escaped from with chemical rockets (there is a size of rocky planet that would be impossible to escape from without importing fuel from off world somehow) we engineer the DNA so they can survive, then clone them.  Then, when the pearl clutchers say we want genocide, we can say "NO!  We are just putting the genes of the trupsurectionists on ice for a few centuries.  Eventually they will get their own world to make their own private helltopia."  Of course we will have to have laser sats in orbit of the trump world so that any radio towers they might build are destroyed.
 
2021-01-18 6:09:26 PM  

phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.


Nah, just make hate speech and lies part of a new Section 230 rewrite. You can prevent child porn from being on Facebook, why not this?

Or, if that doesn't suit you. Adult porn is legal. Why is it not allowed on Facebook. Oh, because they don't allow it. So pressure Facebook and Twitter to also not allow hate speech and to take down lies.
 
2021-01-18 6:39:17 PM  

phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.


Pretty sure other countries have done this just fine without being Trumpist dictatorships.
 
2021-01-18 6:53:52 PM  

austerity101: phalamir: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Deplatform Fox, OAN, Newsmax, and Sinclair. Force Facebook and Twitter to ban Nazis and terrorists. Deplatform Breitbart, Quillette, World Net Daily, The Daily Wire, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Blaze Media, and Epoch Times, at least.

Until we do that, nothing will change.

So, end the First Amendment entirely?  Because you cannot do what you just said without wiping it away in toto.  And considering who controls the state governments and federal law enforcement, it won't be those places that get banned, but all the non-Gilead news sources.

I will admit you are entirely correct on a theoretical level.  But practically, all you called for was the establishment of a Trumpist dictatorship.

Pretty sure other countries have done this just fine without being Trumpist dictatorships.


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2021-01-18 8:02:43 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Until we do that, nothing will change.


We can't do that.

But if we vote, we win. And griping about the opposition isn't the same as voting.

Our ideas are better.
 
2021-01-18 8:08:22 PM  

slobberbone: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Until we do that, nothing will change.

We can't do that.

But if we vote, we win. And griping about the opposition isn't the same as voting.

Our ideas are better.


We lost too many races in 2020 that we should have won. I admire the optimism, but it feels a little jejune.
 
2021-01-18 8:52:29 PM  
It's certainly improved my mood, not having to see/hear/read his babbling stupid assholishness.

Imagine if they'd done this 4 years ago.
 
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