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The Free Market Has Failed Us

I’ve said it all on Twitter.

There is a disconnect between free market ideology and the reality of our experience with “no platforming.” Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Google/YouTube and other social media monopolies engage in political censorship. In contrast, the Post Office is uncensored.

You can send anyone who has been banned on Twitter a letter through the US Mail in complete confidence that it won’t be censored. You can call anyone with your Verizon or Sprint cellphone and talk for as long as you want. You can text anyone in the United States as much as you want without censorship. You never have to worry about SJWs “no platforming” you with political censorship by denying you electric service, water, sewer, a mailbox or cell phone service.

Why should social media be any different? I like the Post Office because there is no Jack Dorsey telling me who I can send a letter. There is no Jack Dorsey telling me who I can call on any given day. BTW, “no platforming” is a major problem with PayPal and Patreon as well.

Twitter is looking for a buyer. Congress should buy Twitter and transform it into a free speech public utility. It should guarantee access to everyone without political censorship.

Note: The fact that Media Matters is trying to censor social media to repress all conservative and “rightwing propagandists” should push this issue to the top of our agenda.

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TransPride
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Better than the corrupt ass rich and their way of fucking us out of our money.

janet
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I 100% agree that the government should buy it in an open market and make it a public utility. Anyone can copy the platform for private versions.

TheMaskedUnit
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Is this land of voluntary exchange of goods & services the same place people are being fined and imprisoned for not making wedding cakes and hiring too many white people …

Ⓥince Green
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kenpachi55
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all businesses are expect to accommodate everyone the same. its been enforced for 50 years

Charlie Primero
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> Why should social media be any different?

Because they are private property, just like http://altright.com and http://therightstuff.biz

Support market competitors such as http://voat.co and http://gab.ai

A hymn to Hermes
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The “Free Market” ideology which states there is no limit to what you can do with your capital unless it harms someone directly has nothing to do with the foundation of America as a nation. It persists among the “right” as a valid ideology precisely because the psychology of right-leaning people causes them to look to the past for a source of moral clarity and are met with this mythological creation in the 20th century of America’s libertarian past. People view it as an expression of conservatism rather than the parasite which it is. It is just a brand of… Read more »
Will Windsor
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We don’t need to nationalize so much as apply the public utility doctrine to have the Government regulate social media and other major platforms as public utilities that have to uphold the 1st amendment.

Wanderer
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Support alt-tech. Stop using kike social media.

Mengerian Knight
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The vast proliferation of means of getting our message out, which has come from the private markets and could not have been done by central planning, has been very beneficial to our movement. In spite of the heavy censorship that occurs on Facebook and Twitter, the truth about Trayvon Martin got out to people much more broadly than about Emmett Till.

Abcdedcba
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I know Till’s dad was a convicted rapist, and I don’t really doubt the stories of the people involved in Emmett’s case, but the case is not comparable to Trayboon. There wasn’t even the pretense of lawful homicide. The killers were acquitted due to jury nullification. No one actually believed that the killers’ actions weren’t illegal. Zimmerman was acquitted because the prosecution failed to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Mengerian Knight
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True. Till’s murder wasn’t even arguably justifiable, legally or morally. But the narrative that was pushed regarding it was even worse, claiming that he was killed for “flirting” with a White woman, when in fact he was killed for sexually assaulting her. The ((media)) was free to push their exaggerated narrative, whereas today social media, as hostile as it is towards heretics, has still improved our position from a few decades ago.

Mengerian Knight
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You can send something via Fed-Ex or UPS with just as much confidence that it will not be censored. But if you try to start a heretical group on campus it is likely to get shut down regardless of whether or are at a private or public university. How visible your activities are to SJWs is a far bigger factor than whether or not it’s a government entity involved, in spite of the fact that the First Amendment is supposed to protect you on a government platform.

Rascal
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Campuses are run by Marxists. The bottom line is who runs the institution is far more important than visibility. Antifa did what they did in Berkeley because they run Berkeley. I go to gun ranges with right wing apparel and I am not messed with. Why? Because gun ranges are run by right wingers.

Mengerian Knight
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Literally the only argument I’ve heard for this is from racists who think it will stop us from being censored. If we were in a political position to have the government buy Twitter then we’d already be in a position for it not to be a problem for us.

Rascal
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He already brought up examples of government owned and regulated institutions where it is a illegal to discriminate based on political opinion and affiliation. The “racists” are right. We are in a position to push this, Trump understand social media more than any other politician in my opinion.

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