Oh How The Pendulum Swings
It looks like the discussion regarding the state of social media has reached the top branches of government. Let me first provide you with a little context to what I'm talking about. So a few months ago a group of Twitter users filled a lawsuit against Trump after he had blocked them on the social media platform, because they criticized or mocked him. A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, that the First Amendment prohibits a government official who uses a social media account for government purposes from excluding people from an “otherwise open online dialogue” because they say things that the official finds objectionable. The lawsuit argued that Trump’s Twitter account amounted to a public forum or a digital public square. So his decision to selectively block people from participating in that forum because he did not like what they said amounted to unconstitutional discrimination based on their viewpoints.
This however does also by default then legally defines Twitter and other social media platforms as digital public square, and it Trump can't block people then the social media company won't be able to do it either. As this too is by definition unconstitutional discrimination based on their viewpoints. Which we all know is what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has been doing for quiet some time now. They have however been using their terms of service as an excuse to remove narratives they do not agree with, or that other intersectional users don't like seeing. Project Veritas has provided more than enough evidence to prove that Google are actively suppressing opposing political narratives as well as promoting leftist ideology. Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter even publicly admitted that they enforce intersectional ideology in their rules, specifically the mis-gender-ing rule.
"You can’t magically change your gender. You can’t magically change your sex. You can’t magically change your age." - Ben Shapiro
This court ruling probably has social media companies in a frenzy with their legal departments as to what effects these could have on business going forward. The funny part is that we immediately saw law suits being filled against prominant democrats who block any and all criticism they receive, AOC our favorite socialist it girl, being of the first to see folks filing suits. The main question now is, are social media companies just platforms or are they publishers, this court ruling can also however open a flood gate of law suits from people who have been removed from social media due to their political speech.
Another interesting development is that Trump is hosting a The White House Social Media Summit, had has invited a few prominent social media personalities to the event, to probably talk about the issues surrounding these tech giants and all the censorship. So far Tim Tool has been invited, who in my opinion has a great understanding of this issue and one of the top people to have this discussion with, I also hope to see a few other people there.
"The God Emperor's radiance reflects onto his enemies...and it burns. " - Sargon of Akkad
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