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Heatbeam 42 points ago +45 / -3

Yup. Giving up your phone number is a no go.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 26 points ago +28 / -2

never give out your phone number, or you will be stuck with all kinds of 2 factor logins to shit

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localhost 9 points ago +13 / -4

2-factor is good though.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 6 points ago +6 / -0

id prefer over email or with tokens

i get bad cell service

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localhost 1 point ago +2 / -1

There's tons of different options for 2-factor. Text, email, auto-generating code app, phone call, etc. All it means is to have a second source of login verification beyond the single login you would normally do.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 10 points ago +10 / -0

just dont give out your phone number

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

For online banking, yes.

For memes and pwning libs, no.

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Heatbeam 2 points ago +2 / -0

💯

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_deleted_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

2FA is literally one of the best security measures an end user can ask for.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 2 points ago +3 / -1

Over SMS? With no cell signal? Gtfo

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_deleted_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hey look at the retard.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 1 point ago +1 / -0

ok you faggot piece of shit

enjoy never being able to rid yourself of a faggot cell phone

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_deleted_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

LMAO sorry I forgot to add a trigger warning to my comment.

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Buck_O_Five 7 points ago +7 / -0

C'mon, you meet so many new friends trying to help you fix up your wrong Amazon billing, or trying to help you with your infected windows PC once the list gets sold to spammers.

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Heatbeam 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nice one. So true.😃

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RealCleanUpPhilly 34 points ago +35 / -1

Yeah they don't ask for phone numbers and birthdays at Gab.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 25 points ago +26 / -1

Exactly, so far this place and gab are my go-to

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Vlad_The_Impaler 25 points ago +28 / -3

Truth social sounds gay

Censorship plus collecting private data.

Trump has been fucking up lately. The shilling for fake vaccines. Shilling for Oz. Social media that censors just like twatter.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 12 points ago +13 / -1

The name is not great

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ezekielBulver 7 points ago +7 / -0

the name is an attempt to usurp the language game. I think its a strong brand name.

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LoobintheToobin 1 point ago +1 / -0

2 Corinthians 13:8 (NKJV) For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

Dangerous territory labeling everything posted ‘truths.’

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Of all the words to debase, they picked the worse one.

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ezekielBulver 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sure. But I think we're already in that territory.

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MemeWarsVet 3 points ago +3 / -0

poop emoji

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Mothertrumprr 2 points ago +2 / -0

sad face emoji gun emoji

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Trump2024 2 points ago +2 / -0

🐒💩

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

That would be a good name, I like that

They could call posts "poops"

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Heatbeam 1 point ago +1 / -0

What this man said.

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SuperFreedomMan 18 points ago +20 / -2

Phone numbers are how they can link your account to you and track you down. Anybody dumb enough to add their phone number deserves the consequences they brought upon themselves.

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glasses2020 1 point ago +5 / -4

How do they track you with your phone number?

They would need law enforcement to subpoena your service provider records... but they have your IP address and browser cookies already.

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Blandeaux 5 points ago +5 / -0

Ask the 2000 mules people who simply purchased the geotracking information from third parties.

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Phone numbers are PID.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

How precious

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Trump_Underground 16 points ago +16 / -0

I get they want to keep the spam/fake accounts low. But the phone number verification is annoying. I don't even have cellphone service where I live, let alone want to give my number out to every app that thinks they need it.

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Vlad_The_Impaler 10 points ago +11 / -1

Same reason I won't use rumble or signal.

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EagleI 4 points ago +4 / -0

Weird. I have a rumble login. They didn't ask for my phone #. Maybe its app only?

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Goozmania 3 points ago +3 / -0

Every app on your phone already has it.

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Farage_massage 3 points ago +3 / -0

Which is why smart people don’t downloads apps for services that could and should be web based only.

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Trump_Underground 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, and I don't why most of them need it.

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TheGreenDutchman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Which is why I don't use phone apps.

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Nunyo 3 points ago +3 / -0

I enjoy putting my coworkers (leftists) phone numbers on the gop and Trump lists

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TwitterIsTrash 10 points ago +11 / -1

I didn’t even use my email for this website. I’d never use my phone number

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Heatbeam 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same here.

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PEPEpeepee 9 points ago +14 / -5

They kneel to the Jew. This is just gonna be a honey pot.

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BigIgloo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Miga is real. MAGA is worth a little miga, but I really wish it could be pure mAga and nothing else

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zippy2 8 points ago +9 / -1

Same

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AmericaIsNo1 8 points ago +8 / -0

This is where I stopped as well

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gentlefire 6 points ago +6 / -0

867-5309

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TaxDollarsHardAtWork 6 points ago +7 / -1

I wouldn't even give them my email. I only did the age verification.

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Hereforagoodtime 3 points ago +3 / -0

Use a proton mail account...

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glasses2020 5 points ago +5 / -0

Truth Social is for civil discourse and SMS verification is one of the easiest ways to combat mass account fraud.

Don't use Truth for shitposting, or hurling insults at each other. Use it to have productive discussions about political issues and current events.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I can do that in the same places I shitpost

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Salt-A-Holic1 4 points ago +6 / -2

Go into your mobile App Store and try either text now or text + or one of the various other free text/call apps? It assigns you a number for the app based on the area code you choose.

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Pipes1776 5 points ago +5 / -0

Somehow most websites that require verification have these numbers flagged. I can never get any number with text+ to work.

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Salt-A-Holic1 4 points ago +4 / -0

That’s weird.

It was just a suggestion, I didn’t have to enter my phone number when I created my account on launch night (it never asked me for it) so I can’t confirm wether this would work or not in there.

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TheGreenDutchman 5 points ago +5 / -0

It didn't have to ask you your phone number, you were using an app on an iphone. They had that data from the start.

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Salt-A-Holic1 3 points ago +3 / -0

I saw others complaining about having to enter their phone number on launch night as well so idk, you could be right. Either way, not too worried about it. Government faggots probably already watching us anyways after they changed how they view domestic terrorists to include basic bull shit. Anyone with some of these memes on their phone probably on a watch list.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Interesting

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Karma 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ditto here! Not getting ALL my damn info. Geez.

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Kendoextendo 3 points ago +4 / -1

Why are people so paranoid about giving out their phone number? If the government wants to find me, they know where I live. If I'm trying to hide from the government, I'm not gonna have my phone on me anyway.

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_deleted_ 1 point ago +2 / -1

They act like it's their social security. To each his own, I can see not wanting to but to be so paranoid really shows how much people misunderstand technology.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

How paranoid exactly? What is the paranoid thought? Please explain

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_deleted_ -1 points ago +0 / -1

You think giving your phone number is going to do anything for anyone? What's the WORST scenario if you put your phone number for verification in your mind?

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

I'm just sick of all of it. Can you comprehend that, shill?

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_deleted_ 0 points ago +0 / -0

I'm a shill because I understand technology in modern times?

Look fuck face, don't have an account, by all means. Nobody's forcing you, and I'm certainly not asking for you to have one. I will not be getting an account because I hate social media. But at least be honest with yourself and everyone else and say you don't want one because you're paranoid that giving your phone number out will magically drain your bank account or murder your dog or whatever the fuck you think is going to happen. It's retarded. Nobody gives a fuck about your phone number, dipshit.

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Privacy.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] -2 points ago +2 / -4

You sound stupid

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Kendoextendo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Cool. You sound paranoid or guilty of something.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

No, I don't. You're just a shill faggot

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masterdrake 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just create a fake google phone number for free and use it for shit like this

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Hereforagoodtime 1 point ago +2 / -1

Don't use google for shit, period.

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_deleted_ 0 points ago +1 / -1

Sent from Android

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MeLoveTrump 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you have a Google account, you can get a free Google Voice number. I used mine, and it worked fine. It's just a throwaway number I use for situations like this. At least Google's good for something.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

So it's still connected back to your number, just an extra step

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glasses2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

You don't have to have forwarding enabled... but either way the point is moot. Phone number is verification is way more reliable.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Verification for what purpose? It's just words on a screen. No verification should be necessary.

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Truth Social does not want anonymous users, plainly.

“Social media” implies identity. The focus is on individuals with identities.

Anonymous message boards, like this one, focus on discussions. Individual identities do not matter.

As a privacy minded person interested more in discussion than identity, social media services like TS are uninteresting to me. Probably to you as well.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

It doesn't have to be polarized. I would love to take my anonymous message board interaction to a format similar to Twitter with "identity" and personality. People create pseudonyms on Twitter all the time and have very popular identities. LOTT, Catturd, et cetera. I would enjoy participating on a platform like that, without all the censorship. I stay on anonymous message boards because like you say, the things that are more important to me are found in places like this. That doesn't mean I enjoy being shut out of the other places, I just accept it.

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Jaqen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Different tools for different uses.

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Infuriator 3 points ago +3 / -0

I gave my number and nothing happed to me. No spam text or emails.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

Not the point

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SteersBeersandQueers 2 points ago +2 / -0

I got to this part, never received the text message and then did the same, fuck all social media anyway

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Dallasguy 2 points ago +3 / -1

I entered my phone number on Twitter. Then I started getting people recommendations for people who were in my address book.

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glasses2020 4 points ago +4 / -0

because you used the twitter app on your phone... which has access to your contacts....

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Dallasguy 1 point ago +2 / -1

Nope. Was using it on a pc.

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Stallion 2 points ago +2 / -0

I did it...because Trump already has my phone number. I get texts all day long for the past 4 years.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not worried about Donald Trump having my number. He would never call me anyway.

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Goozmania 2 points ago +5 / -3

This is good; it is a bot-prevention measure.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +5 / -2

There are many other ways

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glasses2020 4 points ago +4 / -0

none as easy and reliable.

your phone number already exists in hundreds of databases online. if you don't change your number frequently then you aren't beating any system.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] -2 points ago +2 / -4

You sound bizarrely invested in wanting me to "just dooo it"

Creepy. Nah.

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_deleted_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

Top sequit!

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America1776 1 point ago +1 / -0

Gab.com

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm AnointedVisions on Gab

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Enemyofpoliticians 1 point ago +2 / -1

Get a google number? In the end... We're all in the database.

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MemeWarsVet 1 point ago +1 / -0

555-555-5555 maybe

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm sure it then sends a text to verify

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fluffykitten 1 point ago +5 / -4

use a fake google voice number like I did

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Vlad_The_Impaler 9 points ago +10 / -1

Which correlates to your phone which uniquely identifies you

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glasses2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

its only attached to your Google account, which you can have completely fake information on, and you can link 2FA in Google to an external authenticator.

learn to code.

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Pepedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

.. you don't have a fake #? I have 7

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crash7863 1 point ago +1 / -0

Your phone number is 555-555-5555

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

And when they send a verification text to that number, I can't reply

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crash7863 1 point ago +3 / -2

Sounds like shitty programming to me. Use GAB instead.

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GottliebPins 1 point ago +1 / -0

Twitter is full of bots so it’s all rigged and against us. Also I shouldn’t have to prove I’m a real person to join a social media site.

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Insanejub 0 points ago +1 / -1

Shut up FUD puppet

(Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt)

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

What

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havemydata 0 points ago +1 / -1

Watching idiots pretend their phone number is some important state secret is hilarious to watch.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

I didn't say it was an important state secret. Can you show me an example of someone saying that?

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havemydata 1 point ago +1 / -0

You did by acting like it's some super sensitive piece of information that needs to be guarded by the scary Twitter clone.

You know they publish phone numbers in books right? They even used to bring them to your door every year.

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Trump2024 -1 points ago +3 / -4

Interesting. Until you posted this whine here I never even considered whether or not I missed you on Truth Social. Now that I'm actually thinking about it I'm now sure I didn't miss you.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

Okay

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RobHatmaker -6 points ago +5 / -11

It’s easy to get a burner number, verify with it, and move on.

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zippy2 11 points ago +13 / -2

Easy like a weekend chore

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Sylvester1212 10 points ago +10 / -0

Nothing spells freedom like having to buy a burner phone to enjoy it.b

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RobHatmaker -7 points ago +1 / -8

A burner phone number….not a phone, idiot.

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EvJohn 10 points ago +10 / -0

Point might not be "easy or not".

Point might be "too intrusive".

I know it is for me.

And that's a matter of principle, not a matter of how "easy" it is to get around.

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RobHatmaker -2 points ago +4 / -6

Do you understand why all these outlets want a phone number?

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MakeAmericaRichAgain -1 points ago +5 / -6

Nah, it's to counter the wave of spambot fuckheads. It's the best solution so far, even though it has obvious flaws.

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_Eric_Ciaramella_ -1 points ago +2 / -3

woah woah woah! calm down with those facts you bigot

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RobHatmaker -9 points ago +1 / -10

Show me an instance

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Porkbut 8 points ago +9 / -1

You forgot parler?

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah why would commies ever want that

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EvJohn 6 points ago +7 / -1

Yep. Do you?

hint: it's not just about "two factor identification"

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RobHatmaker -3 points ago +1 / -4

Then what else? I’m not going to hold your hand through this phone number conspiracy theory. End of the day it’s to generate ad revenue. Period.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's all little micro-meta-data that adds up to something the left WILL amalgamate into profiles for every human being and use for harassment

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RobHatmaker -5 points ago +1 / -6

Not really. Ad revenue. Money, money, money. They can easily access what you post here without you having supplied a number, so what’s the difference?

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

"not really"

Okay homo

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

Social credit system

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

How easy exactly?

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unclebobinator 6 points ago +6 / -0

Not easy enough to waste my time on a site that demands that information from me in the first place.

Fuck Truth Social

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__I_dindu__nufin_ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep