Carlos
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Carlos asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 days ago

Does Google , Facebook , Twitter , Reddit or other online sites need to be broken up from the monopoly power they hold online free speech ?

Since they consider neutral conservate or liberal opinions as "hate speech" will either the republicans or democrats end up breaking up these super large entities in the near future .

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  • 5 days ago

    1) Privately-owned companies under Section 230 do have an agreement saying they are going to moderate hate-speech & other harmful things like child pornography. There are also legal definitions for hate speech.

    2) These are privately-owned companies. When they have an open forum and they make everyone sign an agreement saying you can join the forum under these rules otherwise you are banned. That's the user's problem for agreeing to the terms and breaking them.

    -imagine if you threw a party and you said you can come to my party as long as you're not a rapist, don't rape anyone or hurt anyone. Then someone who agreed to your terms date rapes your grandma and you kick them out and say you're never allowed in my home and you keep throwing parties. But the government says legally we can't prove your family member was date raped, it's opinion. You continue to throw parties at your house, the rapist still wants to join your private party how would you feel if the government superseded your place of living and said this rapist could be in your home rape was just opinion and your grandma is traumatized in your livingroom.

    Those are private companies and they set their own terms and conditions for a new user to agree to before joining. Those terms and conditions are like allowing someone into your house and giving them a set of rules and saying you're thrown out if you break them. They are private and they can decide what is hate speech to them in their so-called "house." To say to a private company, we are the government and we'd like to micro-manage your house is invasive. If you own your house and say no one is allowed to curse inside your house that should be your right. The government can't tell you who you can't throw out of your home.

    If you think these companies are getting too big or powerful then tax them so they don't become billionaires. You're giving them tax breaks so they get all the financial freedom they can to have their lobbyists and shape our country and out-weigh our voices to financially get rid of our democracy. You realize we elect with our money right? If you don't agree with big companies, make sure multimillionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes and stop giving them money. How do you expect to give them government regulation if you're not taxing them? They'll make so much money without being taxed that they'll put their own lobbyists to fight regulation being put on them. Meanwhile, the IRS takes 1/3 of poor people's money.  They don't have extra money to tip the laws in their own favor. In America, the rich spend to buy more rights. That is our current system. If you don't like that you don't like capitalism.

    If you want the freedom for hate speech. Go to 4chan. That's where the terrorists who supported the collapse of 9/11 like to congregate. If you want an open forum for extremist hate speech go to 4chan. 4chan collects no money and the creator of 4chan didn't financially benefit from making it. Trump Supporters belong & can find their place on 4chan. Because Trump supporters are white supremacist extremists.  If the things you want to say violate the terms & conditions of most open forums then you are considered an extremist & have been radicalized. 4chan always had a section for you.

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  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    You must be kidding.  This is the internet you're talking about.  No single site holds any monopoly.  And, yes, conservative opinions are hate speech and we all know it.

    • Everything is hate that doesn't go along the democrats or if you support Trump. Why do you get to decide my opinion? I can just as easily say you hate

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  • 5 days ago

    They need to be held accountable for being publishers and not a platform. If they are truly platforms, they should not be in a position to edit and censor. They are unfortunately being driven by political forces where they should not be. 

    • Elwood Blues
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      5 days agoReport

      You have that EXACTLY wrong.  See the history of Sec 230 https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/section-230-the-internet-law-politicians-love-to-hate-explained/

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  • 5 days ago

    the number of such sites you mention proves that they don't have monopoly power ...

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  • 5 days ago

    Yes, and regulated.  I recommend everybody (left or right) go to Parler, a free speech social media website that seems decently efficient but is still developing.

  • 5 days ago

    You need to learn what a "monopoly" is then come back and not ask this question since it ignores the meaning of "monopoly".

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  • 5 days ago

    No, let the snowflakes have there safe spaces

    There's a few sites that allow free speech, you should move to them 

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    5 days ago

    Well, according to AOC and her Squad, they should be taxed out of business because they make too much money. 

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  • 5 days ago

    how about you cancel them...

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