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HoganP 1 point ago +1 / -0

Defamation isn't free speech and the guy is a liability and insanely high civil judgement magnet. It's still being adjudicated.

If I were Musk, I would eventually reinstate him, but wouldn't right now, either.

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HoganP 2 points ago +2 / -0

Shills. They are shills shilling, most of them.

And, sadly, some people actually are this stupid.

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HoganP 0 points ago +1 / -1

Alex Jones is a demonstrably unstable lunatic. He's acknowledged it himself.

He's great at hitting the nail on the head. He's great at ranting. He's really great at predictions. But he's also had a history of substance abuse and mental health issues that have affected his judgement personally and professionally. He royally fucked up with this Sandy Hook thing and he's still right in the middle of it.

Grow a brain.

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HoganP 4 points ago +5 / -1

Half these people are leftists shilling, so it goes to say that they will use lefty logic to do that.

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HoganP 2 points ago +2 / -0

I did too.

Plus, he's still in the middle of it. People act like nothing will ever change down the line when that cools off and Twitter is more settled into new management, etc.

People just like to think in absolutes and bitch about everything.

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HoganP 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's a matter currently still under adjudication and who knows where it will go with appeals.

No, it's not a matter of "you either support free speech or you don't" when possible liability is in play. Musk is right to leave that particular matter to the side for now.

You're a fucking idiot, too.

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HoganP 0 points ago +1 / -1

It's obvious abuse and God only knows but the point remains the same.

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HoganP 1 point ago +1 / -0

Traffic = Monetization

It's simply a matter of knowing what method for what traffic.

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HoganP -1 points ago +8 / -9

Defamation isn't free speech and Jones is currently a liability in that regard.

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HoganP 7 points ago +11 / -4

I'm guessing sometime when we aren't weeks out from him being handed judgements in excess of the GDP of multiple small countries for defamation. Shocking that a speech platform doesn't want to sign up for a piece of that potential liability.

These people are idiots.

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HoganP 21 points ago +37 / -16

Great explanation as to why you're a complete fucking idiot.

And I'm sure unbanning Alex Jones will look a bit different, in due time, when he isn't being handed judgements for half a trillion dollars for defamation. Only an idiot would reinstate a banned account on a speech platform in the midst of all of that.

And we all love Alex Jones but, no, there's no reason to consider standing with a demonstrably unstable lunatic 100% of time, much less consider it non-negotiable. Rigid thinking like that is the provenance of literal morons.

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HoganP 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep, appreciate the info.

Like I know in some states the executive can remove local officials in extenuating circumstances like abuse of power, corruption, fraud etc. But I've never heard of it happening for just exercising their discretion in the legitimate carrying out of their duties or something like that actually being a matter of law.

Not saying it's invalid, necessarily, just would like to know more and hear some kind of explanation.

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HoganP 5 points ago +5 / -0

Not an attorney, but that sounds like a jurisdictional dispute that needs to be resolved in court as a separate issue. Elected officials are elected as a delegation of authority by the voters. They are there, specifically, for their discretion not to just be rubber stamps.

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HoganP 1 point ago +1 / -0

He's entirely wrong because the entire premise is idiotic. What, exactly, is the "accountability" you are looking for? Prosecutions? You'll have to demonstrate that a law was broken. Civil suits? Considering you agree to their terms when you use a service, good luck with that.

It's never been about accountability in the way we discuss that with politics because there's actual illegality and ethical issues with that. These are companies. With the exception of government involvement, which is a separate issue (and might actually be in play here), it's always only been about a debate over how free speech is handled in company spaces in this new realm of communications amidst a rising authoritarian mindset on the left. Both sides want to suggest that it's a settled thing, either way, and it's not.

You idiots are so busy looking for shit to whine and complain about that it's entirely lost on you that THIS, this right here, is the accountability we have been waiting for. Twitter was a multi-billion dollar, gargantuan, publicly traded company, with all of the legal insulation of tech in our era, operating with impunity in the space it created and in less than one years time ONE GUY bought it, took it private, gutted the payroll, and is exposing the rank hypocrisy that contradicts everything the company was saying for years. Everyone involved have lost their jobs and are being called out publicly for it while the platform is getting better for it's users and continues to dominate the space. There is nothing, not one thing, to complain about here.

This is huge, it has implications beyond Twitter, is only just getting started, and anyone who thinks it isn't is either a shill or a literal retard.

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HoganP 3 points ago +3 / -0

Doesn't matter. Market needs more than two major players above anything else.

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