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    Quote Originally Posted by DOR View Post
    Surprised me, too, but then I remembered the broken clock syndrome.
    At least twice a day is looks like it's working.
    Accurate. Can't wait to see what else he comes up with as Trump becomes more and more unhinged.
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    You do know that both of them were Sanders supporters.

    So "The squad may be turning on Joe" is like saying that Lincoln Project Republicans are turning on the President. Never with him in the first place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    You do know that both of them were Sanders supporters.

    So "The squad may be turning on Joe" is like saying that Lincoln Project Republicans are turning on the President. Never with him in the first place
    Shhhh. Stop yanking his security blanket away like that. It's all he's got left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    Looks like the “Squad” May be turning on Joe?
    Let me fix that for you

    Looks like the Conservative Author of "In Trump we Trust" and Right wing commentator Ann Coulter has turned on the president.

    Or as she now calls him "the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.”

    https://www.thewrap.com/ann-coulter-...-twitter-rant/
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    The president wants to regulate speech on a private platform that has its on set of rules. Because they fact checked him Hey they still let him post things that would get the rest of us a time out.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...twitter-label/
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    one more thing on the episode of "imagine if Obama did this, how many right wing heads would undergo simultaneous combustion."
    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."- Isaac Asimov

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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    one more thing on the episode of "imagine if Obama did this, how many right wing heads would undergo simultaneous combustion."
    Blows. My. MIND.
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    Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

    • Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One tweeted on Wednesday.
    • McEnany gave no details about what Trump's order would do, but said it will be signed on Thursday, according to PBS Newshour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.
    • The proposed order comes after Twitter added a fact-checking label Tuesday to the president's tweets falsely claiming mail-in voting is linked to fraud.
    • Trump responded by ranting against Twitter, on Twitter, accusing the company of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and silencing conservative voices.
    • Earlier on Wednesday, a federal judge tossed a lawsuit that claimed Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and Google conspired to suppress conservative views online, Bloomberg reported.

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    I wonder if Trump will actually follow through...and/or if this "Executive" Order will be nothing but a damp squib.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

    • Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One tweeted on Wednesday.
    • McEnany gave no details about what Trump's order would do, but said it will be signed on Thursday, according to PBS Newshour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.
    • The proposed order comes after Twitter added a fact-checking label Tuesday to the president's tweets falsely claiming mail-in voting is linked to fraud.
    • Trump responded by ranting against Twitter, on Twitter, accusing the company of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and silencing conservative voices.
    • Earlier on Wednesday, a federal judge tossed a lawsuit that claimed Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and Google conspired to suppress conservative views online, Bloomberg reported.

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    I wonder if Trump will actually follow through...and/or if this "Executive" Order will be nothing but a damp squib.
    Is it time for “all those 2nd Amendment types” to get out in support of the FIRST Amendment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOR View Post
    Is it time for “all those 2nd Amendment types” to get out in support of the FIRST Amendment?
    Hell no, It's time for them to line up, drop down on their knees and swallow what Trump gives them to swallow.

    They'll never, ever, abandon their god.
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    Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms: draft
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation.

    News of the order comes after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. It follows a dispute with Twitter after the company decided to tag Trump’s tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact-check the posts.

    The order, a draft copy of which was seen by Reuters, could change before it is finalized. On Wednesday, officials said Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday. It was not, however, listed on Trump’s official schedule for Thursday released by the White House.

    The White House, Facebook and Twitter declined comment. Google’s video service YouTube did not immediately comment.

    Twitter’s shares were down over 4 percent in pre-market trade on Thursday. Facebook fell nearly 2 percent and Google was down 1 percent.

    Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on the company’s website late Wednesday that the president’s tweets “may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot. Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves.”

    Steve DelBianco, president of NetChoice, a trade group that counts Twitter, Facebook and Google among its members, said “The president is trampling the first amendment by threatening the fundamental free speech rights of social media platforms.”

    The administration’s move “emboldens foreign governments to control online expression,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

    The executive order would call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose and clarify regulations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law largely exempting online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post. Such changes could expose tech companies to more lawsuits.

    The order asks the FCC to examine whether actions related to the editing of content by social media companies should potentially lead to the firms forfeiting their protections under section 230.

    It requires the agency to look at whether a social media platform uses deceptive policies to moderate content and if its policies are inconsistent with its terms of service.

    The draft order also states that the White House Office of Digital Strategy will re-establish a tool to help citizens report cases of online censorship. The tool will collect complaints of online censorship and submit them to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

    It requires the FTC to look into whether complaints violate the law, develop a report describing such complaints and make the report publicly available.


    The FCC and the FTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an interview with Fox News Channel on Wednesday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Twitter has decided “to engage the president of the United States with its own partisan, political viewpoint.”

    The draft order also requires the attorney general to establish a working group including state attorneys general that will examine the enforcement of state laws that prohibit online platforms from engaging in unfair and deceptive acts.

    Federal spending on online advertising will also be reviewed by U.S. government agencies to ensure there are no speech restrictions by the relevant platform.
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    A platform (Twitter) that consistently violates its own ToS by allowing Trump to tweet literally anything he wants without the slightest consequences since 2009...and yet they're somehow "stifling conservative voices".

    This Orwellian bullshit stopped being funny years ago.
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    Being private companies they can set whatever rules they want. If you are in my house I can tell you to shut your mouth, your first amendment right be damned. Want to talk then walk outside onto public property.

    Trump should create his own social media company with some of his billions.... cough, cough

    By the way TH you are engaging the President (Oooo) of the United States with your own partisan, political viewpoint. We will be coming after you and your social media site! Are you shaking now as the FCC breaths down your back???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms: draft
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation.

    News of the order comes after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. It follows a dispute with Twitter after the company decided to tag Trump’s tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact-check the posts.

    The order, a draft copy of which was seen by Reuters, could change before it is finalized. On Wednesday, officials said Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday. It was not, however, listed on Trump’s official schedule for Thursday released by the White House.

    The White House, Facebook and Twitter declined comment. Google’s video service YouTube did not immediately comment.

    Twitter’s shares were down over 4 percent in pre-market trade on Thursday. Facebook fell nearly 2 percent and Google was down 1 percent.

    Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on the company’s website late Wednesday that the president’s tweets “may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot. Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves.”

    Steve DelBianco, president of NetChoice, a trade group that counts Twitter, Facebook and Google among its members, said “The president is trampling the first amendment by threatening the fundamental free speech rights of social media platforms.”

    The administration’s move “emboldens foreign governments to control online expression,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

    The executive order would call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose and clarify regulations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law largely exempting online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post. Such changes could expose tech companies to more lawsuits.

    The order asks the FCC to examine whether actions related to the editing of content by social media companies should potentially lead to the firms forfeiting their protections under section 230.

    It requires the agency to look at whether a social media platform uses deceptive policies to moderate content and if its policies are inconsistent with its terms of service.

    The draft order also states that the White House Office of Digital Strategy will re-establish a tool to help citizens report cases of online censorship. The tool will collect complaints of online censorship and submit them to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

    It requires the FTC to look into whether complaints violate the law, develop a report describing such complaints and make the report publicly available.


    The FCC and the FTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an interview with Fox News Channel on Wednesday, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Twitter has decided “to engage the president of the United States with its own partisan, political viewpoint.”

    The draft order also requires the attorney general to establish a working group including state attorneys general that will examine the enforcement of state laws that prohibit online platforms from engaging in unfair and deceptive acts.

    Federal spending on online advertising will also be reviewed by U.S. government agencies to ensure there are no speech restrictions by the relevant platform.
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    A platform (Twitter) that consistently violates its own ToS by allowing Trump to tweet literally anything he wants without the slightest consequences since 2009...and yet they're somehow "stifling conservative voices".

    This Orwellian bullshit stopped being funny years ago.
    See you in Court!!!!


    Yippee Ki Aye, Mother Fuckers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    See you in Court!!!!


    Yippee Ki Aye, Mother Fuckers!!!
    Frankly, if I had my druthers, I would shut down Twitter completely and the world would be a saner place with less shooting their mouths off and less having to read it and respond. If you have something to say write a letter to the editor. Here that would be.....?

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