And, of course, it comes from Florida and (Trump-lite wannabee) DeSantis.
DeSantis signed the (Trump payback) “de-platforming” bill making it “illegal” for twitter to de-platform Trump, as one example.
You should be able to see the CON JOB, just in the “us versus them” way DeSantis describes the law:
““This session, we took action to ensure that ‘We the People’ — real Floridians across the Sunshine State — are guaranteed protection against the Silicon Valley elites,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Many in our state have experienced censorship and other tyrannical behavior firsthand in Cuba and Venezuela. If Big Tech censors enforce rules inconsistently, to discriminate in favor of the dominant Silicon Valley ideology, they will now be held accountable.”
“Us” — not just Floridians, but “real” Floridians are “We the people”
“Them” — “Silicon Valley elites.” “Big Tech censors” discriminating against those who dont share the “the dominant Silicon Valley ideology”
But, if that’s not enough, do you know WHY its a complete con job? That will actually cost YOU money?
funny because this thread will be radioactive to many
Ron DeSantis' top priority during Florida's legislative session was defending @parler_app, a platform overflowing with disinformation, where the former guy's supporters coordinated a domestic terrorist attack on our nation's Capitol.
even Justin Amash sees through it. @JBear the Libertarian, that ones got to sting a bit
Giving government the power to regulate speech not only doesn’t advance freedom but also violates the Constitution. Worse yet, the legislation advances cronyism by exempting big Florida companies. https://t.co/eXSgBojm3H
Big Tech deplatformed the President of the United States but let Ayatollah Khomeini talk about killing jews. This is wrong––that’s why we are protecting Floridians and fighting back against censorship.
I disagree with your characterization of the bill for starters. What I know about the bill I agree with. I’m also sure the courts will figure it out.
Look, I’ve said this before. I don’t think things should be censored on Social media except for the obvious, threatening violence, nudity and profanity. I’m also, just like Justin Amash not for Federal regulation as many Republicans seem to be now. They seem to be putting the argument as just a standards thing but I find that hard to swallow. I’m all for standards but I fail to see why they need to be bestowed monitored and applied by the federal government.
I think the Florida law is an interesting development…. as far as I’m concerned it has nothing to do with Trump. I don’t give a crap if Trump tweeted that something like this would be a good idea or whatever other rationale Nancy’s talking points memo tells you to hammer home on. The fact is, what’s going on now is not working.
It’s mind numbing that so many liberals seem to think the way these social media companies are applying censorship is “great”. There are many examples of them screwing things up. Even the laptop story I find extremely difficult to believe that an objective liberal actually thinks it was a great idea to censor a news story the way they did it. Even Jack Dorsey admits that they screwed up.
I disagree with your characterization of the bill for starters. What I know about the bill I agree with. I’m
You can figure it out for yourself but they would probably start with a desire to read. I say that because if your read my original post or the link here (by a FL attorney) your see that there are two UNIQUE gestures that make the law a joke:
1) the law on this issue is actually a prior FL case, meaning the contours of the law were actually created by an identical case right in FL
2) they carved out Disney. That’s significant because under the law they basically condemned the law to death by doing so. That exemption. Complete undercuts the constitutional argument.
This two issues are the reason it’s a con job to raise money. If you doubt that you will see I posted DeSantis’ actually fundraising page LINKED directly to this issue
Censorship is bad, except the right has been doing it for decades so…
Cry me a river when a private company says a member violated terms of service.
FFS, some schools still ban Catcher in the Rye
It’s the almost willful ignorance on this issue – meaning the actual distinction between 1st and private networks is widely discussed in the media – that makes one have to wonder if MAGA masses are conned or just willing footsoldiers. They give money to this BS like crazy.
My guess – reflected here quite a bit – is that EVERYTHING is an “us versus them” surrogate.
“Matt Gaetz may be a pediphile who appears to be calling for violence … but he’s one of us, so ….”
“Trump might be an egomaniacal whack job criminal who nearly overthrew the govt and continues to try to overthrow the govt… but he’s white and he’s the protector of all things white, so…”