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Sun Jan 15, 2017, 09:07 PM

Why won't Twitter ban tRump?

Can someone explain why they won't? I really don't understand how he can be allowed to spew hate. Aren't they getting thousands of complaints daily? Maybe everyone should boycott Twitter, just lay off of it for a few weeks.

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Reply Why won't Twitter ban tRump? (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 OP
MFM008 Jan 2017 #1
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #2
Equinox Moon Jan 2017 #3
CajunBlazer Jan 2017 #5
Equinox Moon Jan 2017 #7
CajunBlazer Jan 2017 #21
hack89 Jan 2017 #6
Equinox Moon Jan 2017 #8
hack89 Jan 2017 #11
hack89 Jan 2017 #4
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #9
hack89 Jan 2017 #10
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #15
hack89 Jan 2017 #16
Kilgore Jan 2017 #12
Takket Jan 2017 #13
JI7 Jan 2017 #14
Warpy Jan 2017 #17
KamaAina Jan 2017 #18
KamaAina Jan 2017 #19
tammywammy Jan 2017 #20
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #22

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 09:42 PM

1. Probably fear now

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:07 PM

2. If that's true

(and it probably is), then it's a very sad statement about social media. Millions want him banned, and he has tweeted enough to be banned. It's just one demagogue and the potential, unforeseeable threat he poses to Twitter that keeps them from stopping his BS.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:10 PM

3. Great question.

I will add: Why will America allow him to spew hate? Why is he being sworn in and given keys to the WH?

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:13 PM

5. Because he won the Electorial College vote?

Or maybe it's something else.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:15 PM

7. I realize that is the literal answer.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:48 PM

21. Oh, good

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:13 PM

6. The Constitution is why he is being sworn in

Their is no Constutional means to stop it.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:17 PM

8. Something is dreadfully wrong with our process

that we could not stop a mentally ill person.

We need to have better vetting and safeguards.

(I realize the literal answer to my questions.)

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:28 PM

11. So he has been legally adjudicated as mentally incompetent

by a judge? Because our system actually does have safeguards and procedures. But they are within the context of the legal system, not of public opinion.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:11 PM

4. Because they are not stupid

They are not going to set off a PR firestorm that can do nothing but harm to their company by picking sides in a political pissing contest.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:19 PM

9. But did they consider

what their PR will consist of when he is impeached? I guess they are just betting that either he won't be or the backlash will minimal. I'd say that, at some point, people are going to be harping on the fact that tRump used Twitter to disseminate his misinformation. They will come under scrutiny. Catch 22

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:25 PM

10. Why would they be blamed if he impeached?

If he is impeached it will not be over anything he has said on Twitter.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:37 PM

15. I didn't explain that well.

I mean that, when he is impeached, the public will be looking for accomplices. It will be easy to blame Twitter for "allowing" him to tweet obvious lies. I'm saying that, in the aftermath of impeachment, the witch hunt/blame game that ensues will include Twitter. This is guilt by association. Look at what is being said about the responsibility of the main stream media in reporting on tRump's lies. A lot of people on DU are fed up with main stream media. It's a small step from MSM to social media. I would argue that in a web 2.0 environment, social media must behave more in accordance to the dominant social trends than main stream media. Maybe I'm wrong. It just seems like this would be the case.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:41 PM

16. Twitter is an app

People will not blame an app for Trump. If it is Twitter is a big part of their lives they will not change. If it is not, Twitter doesn't care what they think.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:29 PM

12. Never will happen. They make too much profit.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

13. unless you are harassing other users or recruiting for ISIS

Twitter isn't going to ban you.

And Trump generates tons of traffic for them, for free.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

14. twitter isn't the problem . at least one can respond to him

And there are many good responses to the crap he spews.

The real problem is the msm .

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:41 PM

17. I have an account over there

but I've made maybe 3 posts since the site started. About all I use it for is the rumor mill when a big story is breaking.

I can see why Trump finds it ideal, the bozo has always "thought" in bumper sticker sized sound bites.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:42 PM

18. Because the Russkies would hack them out of existence?

 

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:44 PM

19. They banned pharma profiteer Martin Shkreli.

 

So there's precedent. 😀

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 10:47 PM

20. Which Twitter rule is he violating? n/t

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 11:42 PM

22. Excellent point

Which brings up the question, Exactly what are the moderators/owners of social media sites responsible for? Hate speech? Racism? Bullying? It's not like the content of the people they ban are judged by a jury of their peers. It all comes down to one (maybe two) administrator's subjective opinion. We like to think of administrators as at least conveying a semblance of impartiality, but those are real people with real political leanings.

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