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Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 03:52:29 PM »

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"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News on Wednesday that his platform would not follow Twitter and fact-check claims by President Donald Trump.

"I believe strongly that Facebook shouldn't be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online," Zuckerberg said.

On Tuesday, Twitter for the first time added a fact-check warning to a false claim that Trump made.

In response, Trump was thought to be preparing to sign an executive order meant to erode social-media companies' legal protections against being sued over the content published on their platforms."

The whole thing is just a farce.  The thing that happens over and over again is when Trump accuses someone of doing something bad, typically it is projection and he is the actual one that did something bad.

I posted this in another thread:

"You know how Trump always accuses people of stuff he's guilty of? Well, maybe Trump killed Lori Klausutis. On Saturday, Trump explicitly called for the case to be reopened, “A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings). Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!”  ::)"


Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2020, 05:29:44 PM »

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"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News on Wednesday that his platform would not follow Twitter and fact-check claims by President Donald Trump.

"I believe strongly that Facebook shouldn't be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online," Zuckerberg said.

On Tuesday, Twitter for the first time added a fact-check warning to a false claim that Trump made.

In response, Trump was thought to be preparing to sign an executive order meant to erode social-media companies' legal protections against being sued over the content published on their platforms."

The whole thing is just a farce.  The thing that happens over and over again is when Trump accuses someone of doing something bad, typically it is projection and he is the actual one that did something bad.

This is a common habit among narcissists.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2020, 05:47:01 PM »

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100% twitter did the right thing. Stop with the lies.

We need more facts, sources and actual education when certain people have a certain level of influence.

It's like a cult, freedom of religion is fine but when people are causing harm someone needs to step in.

Be it a person or the government we need the truth. Trump was the one in the wrong and then complains about being corrected.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2020, 06:07:27 PM »

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100% twitter did the right thing. Stop with the lies.

We need more facts, sources and actual education when certain people have a certain level of influence.

It's like a cult, freedom of religion is fine but when people are causing harm someone needs to step in.

Be it a person or the government we need the truth. Trump was the one in the wrong and then complains about being corrected.

Trump is always so upset about the truth.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 07:21:31 PM »

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100% twitter did the right thing. Stop with the lies.

We need more facts, sources and actual education when certain people have a certain level of influence.

It's like a cult, freedom of religion is fine but when people are causing harm someone needs to step in.

Be it a person or the government we need the truth. Trump was the one in the wrong and then complains about being corrected.

Trump is always so upset about the truth.
Trump isn't upset. He acts upset. The guy is a hustler and con-man, he is working all of us. To his credit as a hustler he is epic and I envy his game. But for the US and society it's sad to be in this position. Lack of faith in politicians allowed for this so I don't 100% blame Trump for Trump taking advantage. We need to hold all politicians accountable not just blame a yes man (to corporations) in Trump.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2020, 07:40:40 PM »

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100% twitter did the right thing. Stop with the lies.

We need more facts, sources and actual education when certain people have a certain level of influence.

It's like a cult, freedom of religion is fine but when people are causing harm someone needs to step in.

Be it a person or the government we need the truth. Trump was the one in the wrong and then complains about being corrected.

Trump is always so upset about the truth.
Trump isn't upset. He acts upset. The guy is a hustler and con-man, he is working all of us. To his credit as a hustler he is epic and I envy his game. But for the US and society it's sad to be in this position. Lack of faith in politicians allowed for this so I don't 100% blame Trump for Trump taking advantage. We need to hold all politicians accountable not just blame a yes man (to corporations) in Trump.

Well said. I agree. Trump doesn't have a sincere bone in his body.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2020, 09:33:42 AM »

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I don't believe in censorship for the most part.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2020, 12:27:30 PM »

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Call me naive but I believe there's a difference between censorship and limiting the serial peddling of falsehoods.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2020, 12:47:43 PM »

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The government regulating private regulation of speech is still the government regulating speech. That shouldn't happen.

This is the underlying principle.  I'm sure celticsstrong owners/staff feel this forum should be free to control the speech that happens here.  I'm not going to let the government tell me what speech I must or cannot allow on or via my property.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2020, 01:41:38 PM »

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I think there are actually some interesting questions to think about in the future as social media becomes more and more prevalent.  Private companies that use public airways aren’t necessarily immune from regulation.  The “public square” argument has been raised in multiple legal contexts; perhaps social media is ventually is seen as a utility, or a public institution.

I think Trump’s executive order is silly.  At the same time, just because a company is private doesn’t mean it’s free to act as it likes.  Private businesses of public accommodation, for instance, can’t discriminate based upon race and certain other characteristics.   If employees of Best Western were allowed to use the N-word at work, or placed signs saying “death to Muslims”, they could be sued. 

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Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2020, 02:17:05 PM »

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Hold media outlets accountable for purposely taking things out of context to fit their agendas and the impact it has on the masses....that's an issue I would consider supporting regulation. At the same time, the government isn't a trustworthy, unbiased entity to do so.

Re: To what extent can / should the government regulate social media?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2020, 06:11:29 AM »

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Hold media outlets accountable for purposely taking things out of context to fit their agendas and the impact it has on the masses....that's an issue I would consider supporting regulation. At the same time, the government isn't a trustworthy, unbiased entity to do so.

Per a quick google doublecheck:
The FCC does have regulations regarding false information, but they only apply to over-the-air programs on networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox Broadcasting (but not the Fox News Channel). :)