They sure banned that one quickly. They said merely that I “broke the rules.” So I went and read through all the rules and I couldn’t see one I broke. I’m stumped. Didn’t give me a banned post or anything. Just no reason at all. I hear they do this all the time – ban people for no reason given. I sent in an appeal, but as they didn’t even tell me what they banned me for, I’m quite certain they won’t respond to my appeal either. I hear they do this crap all the time too.
Twitter has hardly changed at all since Elon Musk took over. He’s overhyped. He’s just another POS part of the system. I guess he’s a bit better than the previous owner but not in my case. Just another system monkey. Now I know what people meant in the 60’s when they said they hated “the system.” They were right. The system is shit. Here we are 55 years later and not one thing has changed. The system’s probably shittier than ever. If anything, we’ve gone backwards.
We are turning into a censorship society here. Speech is absolutely censored. Sure you can say what you want here. But can you write what you want? Sure, but where are you going to get it published? No where, as it’s all owned by the private sector and they’ve outsourced it to the state.
We may as well have state censorship here with the private tech social media monopolies outsourcing censorship to the state like this. Sure you can publish but can you publish it anywhere anyone can read it? Of course not. So we went from
“Sure there’s freedom of the press. For everyone who owns a printing press.”
Even if you do, everyone gets their news from totally state-censored mass media. You could publish a little newsletter, but nobody’s going to read it. And then you need advertising dollars. Which are almost all conservative. See the bind? We went from that to,
“Sure you can publish your views on the Net…if you can find a website that will publish them, that is.”
By which they mean any tiny website with no readership. The large social media sites have turned into the newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations of yore.
Another way of saying that censorship is about as bad now as it was in the pre-Internet days. I think things have cleared up a bit. Al Jazeera is back on cable and dissident voices on Twitter get a lot of followers. It’s enough to make the PTB worried enough that they are now trying to actually censor and take down problematic speech and even detaining people for holding unpopular views.
France and Germany have banned pro-Hamas demonstrations, and Germany is considering banning all pro-Palestinian demos. The Brits are talking in very loud voices about doing the same.
Republicans are now saying that any immigrants caught supporting Hamas must be deported.
Just got a warning on Facebook. They accused of supporting terrorism. I said I supported Hamas taking the hostages and of course the POW’s. I do in fact. Hey, it’s better than killing them. Why do supporters of terrorist states get support those states all they want to while supporters of popular non-state armies fighting them get punished? What’s the difference?