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posted by requerdanos on Saturday January 09 2021, @01:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the twitter-and-facebook-and-twitch-and-snapchat-and... dept.

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account:

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter "due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company says.

Twitter said the decision was made "after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them".

Mr Trump had earlier been locked out of his account for 12 hours.

Twitter then said that it would ban Mr Trump "permanently" if he breached the platform's rules again.

Reacting to the permanent ban, Trump 2020 campaign adviser Jason Miller tweeted: "Disgusting... if you don't think they're coming for you next, you're wrong."

It comes after Mr Trump tweeted several messages on Wednesday, calling the people who stormed the US Capitol "patriots".

Hundreds of his supporters entered the Capitol building as the US Congress attempted to certify Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. The ensuing violence led to the deaths of four civilians and a police officer.

The siege took place just hours after Trump addressed supporters and told them: "We will never give up; we will never concede."

[...] On Thursday, Facebook said it had suspended Mr Trump "indefinitely". The popular gaming platform Twitch also placed an indefinite ban on the outgoing president's channel, which he has used for rally broadcasts. So has Snapchat.

Two online Trump memorabilia stores were closed this week by e-commerce company Shopify. On Friday, Reddit banned its "donaldtrump" forum for the president's supporters.

[...] The big question now is, can Trumpism survive without the backing of mainstream media? Or will it simply slip into the shadows of the internet?

(Emphasis retained from original.)

Also at Ars Technica, CNET

Full Twitter explanation at: blog.twitter.com

Pro-Trump Rioters Breached US Capitol; EC Confirms Biden; Trump "Responds"; Dems Win GA [Updates: 2]


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:48PM (28 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @02:48PM (#1097411)

    You could have done without the racist invective, but he really should have put up a read-only peep.whitehouse.gov site where he could communicate directly with the people.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:06PM (21 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:06PM (#1097424)

    But then how could he cry victim when he broke their terms and conditions that he agreed to by clicking Agree? Or maybe the rules only apply to little people.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:23PM (20 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:23PM (#1097441)

      That's a good point. By sticking to Twatter, he has strongly demonstrated the liberal bias of most of the media companies.

      Clearly the left have furthered their stance against Freedom of Speech.

      Oh the irony.

      • (Score: 5, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:55PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @03:55PM (#1097473)

        The victim in chief should have "renegotiated" the TOS that he agreed to. I heard he was good at deals.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:47PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:47PM (#1097548)

          He only deals from the bottom of the deck.

          • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:37PM

            by Gaaark (41) on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:37PM (#1097912) Journal

            and he doesn't have a full deck to use.

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      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by hemocyanin on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:33PM (15 children)

        by hemocyanin (186) on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:33PM (#1097538) Journal

        It is past time to make the distinction between liberal and left clear. Liberals do not censor -- leftists do. Liberals believe in equality -- leftists believe in equity, which is a word used to obfuscate what they mean, which is racism.

        • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Unixnut on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:46PM (9 children)

          by Unixnut (5779) on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:46PM (#1097590)

          At some point in the past (before I was born from what I can see), a great con was born, the con that the "Left" and "Right" wing are opposite ends of the political spectrum.

          At school I was taught this, drummed into my head. A line with Marxism on the left, Fascism on the right, but as I grew older I came to realise that both "sides" are in fact the same.

          Both of these sides are authoritarian in nature. We get to pick whether we get collectivist authoritarianism from the left, or non-collectivist authoritarianism from the right.

          The real divide is not between left and right, but between authoritarians and liberals. A liberal being one who is pro-individualist/anti-authoritarian.

          I consider myself a liberal, an anti-authoritarian, but that does (more than often) make people put me on the right side of the spectrum rather than the left, because left-wing ideology is inherently collectivist, which requires authoritarian rule to make sure people all work for the collective good over their natural behaviour.

          Unfortunately most people are stuck in the "Right Vs Left" mindset, which is like picking which master a slave will serve. Whichever you pick, you are a slave.

          • (Score: 0, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:57PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @07:57PM (#1097594)

            You're still operating under that con. You need at least two axes to describe political space.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:42PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:42PM (#1098009)

              I got a disagree mod so let me propose a set of axes. I also think that the World's Smallest Political Quiz has too few axes.

              - Personal: libertarian <-> authoritarian
              - Economic: decentralized <-> centralized
              - Stratification: equity <-> exploitation

              On the right (+) side of all three axes we find systems like feudalism (capitalism is capable of values exploitation- and centralization-wards of feudalism). On the left (-) side of all three axes we find the kinds of theoretical societies that would evolve from a Marxist dictatorship of the proletariat.

          • (Score: 2, Troll) by hemocyanin on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:04PM (4 children)

            by hemocyanin (186) on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:04PM (#1097602) Journal

            The real divide is not between left and right, but between authoritarians and liberals. A liberal being one who is pro-individualist/anti-authoritarian.

            Very well stated.

            • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:58PM (3 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:58PM (#1097675)

              No, pro-individualist is not necessarily liberal. Many of the protections society provides to ensure liberty are authoritarian and communal. Simple logic like less rules equals more freedom are just wrong and must be ignored.

              • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:11AM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:11AM (#1097759)

                "Many of the protections society provides to ensure liberty are authoritarian and communal." -- you mean like laws? Well, yeah, the concept of a legal framework for a society is communal, but the pro-individualist position on this that isn't actually out-and-out anarchism is not to have no laws, but to restrict what laws can be passed. It's analogous to unconscionable terms in a contract. However, none of that contradicts the idea of pro-individualism being liberal; it contradicts the idea of letting individuals interfere with each other.

                So take another swing at explaining why you don't think that liberality correlates with a smaller ruleset, because this one was a whiff.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:21AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @04:21AM (#1097788)

                  So you're a moron? Def a u prob.

              • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday January 11 2021, @04:48AM

                by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 11 2021, @04:48AM (#1098123) Journal

                No, pro-individualist is not necessarily liberal.

                He also mentioned anti-authoritarian.

          • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:26PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @08:26PM (#1097613)

            I consider myself a liberal, an anti-authoritarian

            That's an interesting statement, but I view you as being at odds with yourself. How do you draw the line? I know, zig-zag, very carefully, etc.

            Trouble with all of it is: you're either D or R. Ain't any other choices.

          • (Score: 3, Interesting) by acid andy on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:23PM

            by acid andy (1683) on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:23PM (#1097880) Homepage Journal

            I agree with most of what you say and I think the distinction is vitally important and so often missed. I would have hoped that opposition to authoritarianism could unite a great many people across the left / right divide, even on this site, if only people could think more sensibly.

            because left-wing ideology is inherently collectivist, which requires authoritarian rule to make sure people all work for the collective good over their natural behaviour.

            I don't entirely agree. I'm a slightly left-wing libertarian (both "libertarian" and "liberal" have been misused so much recently--to be clear, I'm in favor of increased civil-liberties for the little guy). I don't think it's a complete contradiction in terms although it might be wishful thinking. I do think that any political ideology other than anarchy will require some degree of authoritarian rule purely to implement the policies. You can always use carrot rather than stick to motivate people to change their behavior though of course you have to work out who works to produce those carrots (robots?).

            I consider myself a liberal, an anti-authoritarian, but that does (more than often) make people put me on the right side of the spectrum rather than the left, because left-wing ideology is inherently collectivist, which requires authoritarian rule to make sure people all work for the collective good over their natural behaviour.

            When the right enforce laws to try to protect big businesses (or indeed any businesses), land ownership, and wealth acquisition, they're making some people work contrary to their natural behavior as well. The thing about authoritarianism (and libertarianism) is it's never applied consistently across the board to all groups of people. So you get authoritarian rule over the poor and unbounded liberty for the rich and big business. I'd prefer the latter groups to receive more regulation and those who have less to get a bit more freedom.

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        • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:39PM (1 child)

          by barbara hudson (6443) <barbara.Jane.hudson@icloud.com> on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:39PM (#1097668) Journal
          Time to make the distinction between liberals and libertarians. Liberals most certainly censor hate speech, kiddie porn, revenge porn, etc. Libtards go "muh freedumbs!" With no accompanying responsibilities.
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          • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:22PM

            by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday January 10 2021, @02:22PM (#1097878) Journal

            With no accompanying responsibilities.

            The obvious rebuttal is taking care of oneself without tapping the resources of society by force. That's a huge responsibility that critics of libertarians traditionally refuse to acknowledge.

            And I think it far more responsible to allow hate speech and fight it maturely and fairly with your own speech, than to censor it.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:47PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @10:47PM (#1097671)

          Hemo, you can play that funky music, white boy!

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by crafoo on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:57PM (1 child)

          by crafoo (6639) on Sunday January 10 2021, @11:57PM (#1098022)

          Liberals may believe in equality, I don't know. I do know equality does not exist in the real world. Trying to force it simply means you must oppress and/or enslave some portion of your population. Which the leftists are certainly fine with.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:38AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:38AM (#1098162)

            Oppressing oppressors is not oppression! I suppose you still want restitution for the slaves your family was forced to let go after the Civil War? Sorry, racist punk, ain't gonna happen. And, we are going to oppress your white privilege until it oozes out your asshole. Prepare yourself!

      • (Score: 2) by sjames on Sunday January 10 2021, @03:27AM

        by sjames (2882) on Sunday January 10 2021, @03:27AM (#1097778) Journal

        You mean the way that Twitter bent over backwards for the last 4 years to excuse his repeated violations of their TOS, then put him on probation and finally kicked him off only after he proved he couldn't manage to live up to the agreement for 24 whole hours in a row?

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:37PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 09 2021, @06:37PM (#1097542)

    "You could have done without the racist invective"

    why should he when they are in league to destroy the white race and use jew owned big tech to do it? it's completely relevant to the topic at hand.

    White Genocide is Real: In Their Own Words: https://www.bitchute.com/video/JY6exTqkTQd1/ [bitchute.com]

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:35PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 10 2021, @01:35PM (#1097860)

      Racist, stupid, and crazy.

      That's a yahtzee!!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:41AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @06:41AM (#1098164)

      White Genocide is Real:

      Well I certainly hope so! No one deserves it more!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:01PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:01PM (#1098563)

        Why, because whites make desirable societies that everyone wants to migrate to. I don't see people trying to migrate to third world countries with corrupt governments where everyone is corrupt. In those countries it's the best scammers that make it ahead. That's why we get scammers calling and emailing us from these countries always trying to scam us. Often times their culture is that if you get scammed or if something is stolen from you it's your own fault. Either we need to change their culture (some people see a problem with that) or if we are to accept that their culture is the way it is then we should stop blaming other cultures for the fact that their own culture creates undesirable societies to live in.

        Then the whites try to move away from all the corruption with people that leave trash in the streets and graffiti everywhere but then they get followed. Because the corrupt don't want to live with their own kind. When their streets get trashed (because they're the ones trashing it) and their buildings get graffitied and dilapidated instead of maintaining their own buildings, fixing their owns streets, policing themselves (looking around police are disproportionately white. I see many Hispanic police as well which is admirable), stopping the graffiti, not throwing trash in the streets, they simply blame everyone else for their own problems. They say "we're poor", blah blah blah. That's no reason to trash the streets. Money is just a medium of exchange, no one is forcing you not to put in the work required to maintain your own buildings (ie: get some paint and paint the walls). Make your own societies desirable places to live. Don't keep expecting someone else to do it. Don't expect to follow those that create desirable societies and then trash their societies.

        With respect to slavery the U.S. got rid of slavery very quickly compared to other countries and slavery didn't originate from white societies.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:22PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @09:22PM (#1098583)

          Also being poor is no excuse to do drugs. It's no excuse to keep creating multi-partner families. People of certain races are disproportionately much more likely to ditch school and have multi-partner families (ie: one mom having multiple children each with different dads. One dad having multiple children each having different moms). These are CHOICES that these people make. There are fundamental cultural differences between people of different races. We can either change their culture or stop blaming everyone else for the problems their own culture brings upon them.

          Then the media complains how the Coronavirus has disproportionately affected poor people and 'minorities' and they somehow blame those with money and they just want to find a way to put the blame squarely on whites. Somehow everything is always all their faults, who cares about personal responsibility. It's not that simple and it's not fair for the media to do this. You can even argue that it's racist to keep blaming the whites for everyone else's problems. One can also argue that those with money are more responsible which is how they acquired their money in the first place (they are financially responsible and in general more responsible) and it's their responsible characteristics that resulted in them being less affected. There are different arguments to be made and looked at but the media just wants someone to villainize because that's what gets views and ratings. They need someone to be the villain.

          (Multi-partner families disproportionately result in poverty).

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:30PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:30PM (#1099122)

            burn in hell you piece of shit :-)

            Wait, I mean, thoughts and prayers!

            Wait, nope, right the first time, may your soul burn for being the evil fucker you are! White supremacists bad mmmkay?