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Dictator_Bob 92 points ago +95 / -3

Twitter needs to be taken down. They should be forced to open their source code and entire network to every American development team that wants to build a free and open internet.

Fuck Twitter.

KoofasaForTrump 47 points ago +48 / -1

I’ve never supported nationalizing any private company until Google, Twitter and Facebook came along. These private companies started out with a goal of owning the public square. Once they had it they started the censorship. The public square doesn’t belong to anyone so either nationalize this crap or shut it down.

Wind-chasing_luhua 10 points ago +10 / -0

Fediverse is the answer.

Noadhominem 1 point ago +1 / -0

Elaborate please

Wind-chasing_luhua 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fediverse is a step forward for social media that is a step back from exclusivity and overbearing censorship of platforms like fb and Twitter. Look it up on duckduckgo or brave or whatever.

GOPkilledTHEMSELVES 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just imagine a world with no social media... much better.

slowmotrin 5 points ago +5 / -0

I don't even have to imagine that because I was born before 2000

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Dictator_Bob 1 point ago +1 / -0

In the manner we did the telephone, yes. I would prefer it be written in as an amendment very similar to the post office duty. Right now we don't have time, burn it down and throw them in prison.

Liberty_Prime 0 points ago +1 / -1

What makes you think they aren't already working in conjunction with DC?

henri_derelicte 11 points ago +11 / -0

Big tech (and any other social media platform) should be told that in order to do business in the US, their platform shall not be allowed to remove lawful free speech in the US and worldwide. We ought to use the clout of being able to do business in the US to help facilitate free speech around the world

Noadhominem 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not a bad idea.

Perhaps we should use legislation to clearly articulate precise behaviors (with examples) that are considered aiding and abetting the enemy and treat the executives as traitors with swift and fair military tribunals and even swifter sentencing and asset confiscation.

We could successfully and legally “regulate” the Big Tech Social-ist Media platforms and bank a few hundred billion dollars in no time.

Of course let them know ahead of time and give them a few weeks to adjust before the law kicks in. But then once it does make a few examples out of some household names.

HiddenDekuScrub 3 points ago +3 / -0

Honestly I think Twitter will eventually dig its own grave. Normies don't care about it anymore. It's a marketing circlejerk.

Facebook is the real social media problem. Google is...well...just too dang powerful. Only word of mouth will solve that particular problem.

Dictator_Bob 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's a marketing circlejerk.

I see you get it, fren. :D

I was watching my bots talk to their bots five or six years ago. That's when I realized all of their traffic was fake, not just some of it. Their product are the screen shots you see here and elsewhere. Not their ad sales. Twitter is a perception management and surveillance company. Jack realized that in order to survive they had to sell the news. So that's what they are doing now.

Facebook has lost a lot of users. I can tell by logging in. They lost me too but I like many others maintain my account. I wish that made me less afraid of them. If there is one group I know is raw evil, it is them. I asked the wrong questions about veracity at one of their local meetups. News industry question. I can still feel the fangs.

They -hate- any truth that is not their own.

Now this entity has excellent psychographic data. Machine learning that we do not understand. No one except Google may even know what they are working on. Google may also be tied into Twitter and further. This is not a collection of competitors. It is a cartel.

This is why we need to log off. This is why we do not need a competing platform. We need an absolute disruptor. I don't even know what that could look like as if you strip away the edge providers you are still left with the carriers.

I keep thinking back to what happened with Napster. How years later Google used Youtube to provide an even larger catalogue for free. They shut down one but left theirs up? Something to noodle on.

HiddenDekuScrub 1 point ago +1 / -0

Facebook has lost a lot of users, but I feel like they're still a tougher nut to crack...

Whether it's Gab, Parler, or anything else, I'm really hoping some other system takes off at least as a distraction. Normies are hard to convince to give up a new comfort. I've seen indestructible online companies come and go, so it's not impossible.

Also, forgive my slips and edits. It's nearly bedtime. yawn

Dictator_Bob 1 point ago +1 / -0

FB's ad system works (unlike Twitter) and they are flush with cash, assets, human resources, foreign intelligence operatives, and patented tech. They can buy a disruptor.

It has to be decentralized.