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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:27 am 
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If the claim of that headline is true (which I seriously doubt) then "43% of Republicans" are fucking morons. Dailybeast? Isn't that a leftalitarian rag?

This 43% is indeed BS, the real number is about 100%. ;)

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Anthropoid wrote:
If the claim of that headline is true (which I seriously doubt) then "43% of Republicans" are fucking morons. Dailybeast? Isn't that a leftalitarian rag?

This 43% is indeed BS, the real number is about 100%. ;)

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Communications technology has changed a great deal since Benjamin Franklin was publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, but the principle underlying his apology in 1731 to those who were angry with him “on the Account of printing things they don’t like” remains valid: “That if all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin ... story.html

That excerpted from a commentary piece in the Chicago Tribune.

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https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/0 ... book-next/

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Tommy Robinson Fears Facebook Purge After Instagram ‘Removed in Error’


By Jack Montgomery
7 Aug 2018

Anti-grooming gang activist and independent journalist Tommy Robinson says was purged from Instagram, and fears parent company Facebook Inc. will erase his presence next.

UPDATE: Robinson’s account has now been restored, with Instagram claiming it was “removed in error”.

“The account @realtommyrobinson was removed in error and has since been reactivated,” a statement from the photo-sharing platform states. The orginal article continues below:

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Robinson, who was recently freed from prison after a conviction for contempt was quashed by the Lord Chief Justice, had already been booted from the Twitter micro-blogging platform earlier in the year for alleged ‘hateful conduct’ — in particular, he has claimed, for a tweet which stated the statistics on the ethnic breakdown of grooming gang rapists (mostly Muslims of South Asian extraction) and their victims (mostly white working-class girls).

Robinson’s removal from Instagram follows the near-simultaneous purge of InfoWars anchor Alex Jones from Apple, YouTube, Spotify, and Facebook — a move Robinson criticised.



“Imagine EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone all got together and started listening to what you were saying in conversations on your mobile phone,” Robinson commented after InfoWars was purged.

“They decided they did not like what you were saying so they all blocked you from their network effectively removing your ability to communicate. If this started happening to people, there would be uproar. Well that is exactly what Facebook, Youtube, Apple and Spotify just did to Alex Jones and Infowars. It does not matter if you agree or Disagree with Alex Jones, this is forcible suppression of opposition voices that predominantly left wing silicon valley do not agree with or ‘fascism’ as it is better known! [sic]”

Robinson fears Facebook — which owns Instagram — will be the next social media platform to purge him, severing his connection to almost 870,000 supporters on the website.

“They have now deleted my Instagram account,” Metro reports him as saying. “Facebook will soon close us down.”



Responding to the news, InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson commented: “Remember the days when they claimed censorship wasn’t politically motivated? Those days are gone.”



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 Post subject: Re: Tolerance and free speech
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My view on the "Purge:" Fuck 'em. Any social media cite that engages in such behavior deserves only a couple things: (1) to be 'unsubscribed from' (which I put in quotes because it likely needs to be done in a fairly deliberate and systematic manner, in order to insure that all of one's data is in fact expunged to the extent that they are legally bound to do so); (2) Negative reviewed, by which I mean, NOT insisting that they behave 'better' but simply declarations by former users/witnesses that "This Social Media Service engages in unethical, biased (whatever) practices and should be driven out of business. Please stop using it."

More elaborate commentary on the service and how it is crooked, biased, etc., are all worthwhile at this juncture. Complaining with the intent to force them to change their behavior is frankly not worthwhile, and comes across as whiny.

I believe this is more sensible than criticism which is framed with the apparent intent to pressure the firm to change its practices. A business is much more concerned over Losing customers than it is over having customers complain. PERIOD.

Instead of complaining, develop a business proposal, get funding, and compete against Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, etc.

Or, just stop using them and use other services instead; convince as many of your friends/family/acquaintances to do the same.

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I'm thinking "just stop" (reading/listening/responding) is the best way to handle media extremists of all stripes. The NYT is now officially unimportant in my view and not worth the time to read.

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