I’m done with Twitter. If you follow me over there I’ll leave the account open to post blog links back to here and book ads, but other than that I’m not going to use it for any sort of conversation.
You’ve probably heard about how Twitter is falling apart. Their stock price has been tanking.
Recently they created a Trust and Safety Council, to protect people from being triggered with hurtful dissenting ideas. Of course the council is made up of people like Anita Sarkesian, so you know how it is going to swing.
They’ve been unverifying conservatives, and outright banning conservative journalists.
Then there were rumors of “shadow banning” where people would post, but their followers wouldn’t see it in their timelines. So it’s like you’re talking to a room that you think has 9,000 people in it, but when the lights come on you’ve been wasting time talking to an empty room.
For the record, I don’t know if that’s what happened to me or not. Some of my posts have just disappeared from my timeline entirely. Other tweets seem to show up for some followers, but not others, and it wasn’t just replies. Beats me. Either something weird was going on and I’ve violated the unwritten rules of the Ministry of Public Truth, or their technical interface is just getting worse (never attribute to malice what could just be stupidity). Either way it is enough of a pain that it was getting to be not worth the hassle.
Then today they disappeared all of my friend Adam Baldwin’s tweets. Ironically, his only visible post (out of 8,000) was a link to an article about how Twitter is banning conservatives. That was the last straw.
So I’m done there. Twitter can take it’s Orwellian “Trust and Safety Council” and stick it.
Good riddance, Twitter. Many high-profile users are discovering just how pointless the site really is…
If you follow me over there @stevierayhanse1, I’ll leave the account open to post blog links back , but other than that I’m not going to use it for any sort of conversation,SRH….
This cannot be good for free speech and the open exchange of ideas. Not for Christians and conservatives anyway.
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it has assembled a new “Twitter Trust & Safety Council” to “ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.”
Who’s for safety?
Yay safety! for Lib, Ugly Left, TransPeople, LGBTQSinner???
Twitter account: @support, You operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of my followers is unconstitutional,” ” HNewsWire and StevieRay Hansen ask that you unblock any others who have blocked for similar reasons.”
Criticism is not censorship, and no matter how insistent Twitter’s free speech brigade might be, I felt safe knowing that we could always go back to the text. “The Constitution” is on my side.
Facts had power,Tweeter pretending to care about freedom of speech so they can feel self-righteous while harassing marginalized people for having opinions.Tweeter did not have a right to exclude Stevierayhanse1 or HNewsWire critics from engaging with his followers posts.
“Discourse” is good! Sunlight is the best disinfectant! The more airtime we give to irrational bigots on high-profile platforms — the more assiduously we hear both sides, stay “fair and balanced” — the sooner they’ll be rejected by the public at large!
Sunlight makes things grow. Conflating criticism with censorship fosters a system in which all positions deserve equal consideration.
Culture warriors’ misappropriation of free speech to our current mass delusions over climate change, the Hyde Amendment, abstinence-only education, health care as a luxury and class as a meritocracy. MSM rhetoric begot “fake news,” which begot “alternative facts.”
FaceBook, How the Rules Work and Don’t work…
According to Facebook’s rules, there are protected categories—like sex, gender identity, race and religious affiliation—and non-protected categories—like social class, occupation, appearance, and age. If speech refers to the former, it’s hate speech; if it’s refers to the latter, it’s not. So, “we should murder all the Muslims” is hate speech. “We should murder all the poor people” is not.
. “Having opened this forum to all comers, Tweeter, FaceBook can’t exclude people from it merely because they dislikes what they’re saying.”
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