Bill Gates warns that Elon Musk's free-speech plans could make Twitter worse

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Ohnooze

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I suppose this is a playful exaggeration but nobody actually says any of that.

Your feelsies are way over the top drama, man.
No...this is actually very common.
I have been called those things for a multitude of stupid reasons that were over the top ridiculous.
 

fps4ever

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"If you believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, you're a Nazi!"

"If you don't think people can change their gender, you're a Nazi!"

"If you're not racist against white people, you're a Nazi!"

Basically...
"If you're not a democrat, you're a Nazi!"
Just look at the replies from the left (or the post you quoted) vs. someone even middle leaning. Just full of anger, insults and will do anything except have a civilized or adult conversation. It boggles the mind thinking about where we are now.
 
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Dd663

Just look at the replies from the left (or the post you quoted) vs. someone even middle leaning. Just full of anger, insults and will do anything except have a civilized or adult conversation. It boggles the mind thinking about where we are now.
"Us versus them" mentality is sometimes hard to get away from, and both sides can be guilty of it. I do try to remain civil, but I'm not perfect.
 

Beerfloat

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Yeah, it's exaggeration, but with how often the word "Nazi" is tossed around in association with conservative beliefs, I almost get the impression those statements are implied.
I would say, that’s great! Don’t marry a guy, then, and don’t change your gender identity. Let others make their own choices.
 

Ohnooze

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Pretty normal, though.

I mean the previous guy lost the House, the Senate, and re-election.
His poll numbers aren't though. You're delusional if you don't think the masses aren't disappointed with his turd show of an administration.
The guy can hardly get a sentence out of his mouth...should not be surprised what a crap job he's done.
 

Beerfloat

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His poll numbers aren't though. You're delusional if you don't think the masses aren't disappointed with his turd show of an administration.
The guy can hardly get a sentence out of his mouth...should not be surprised what a crap job he's done.
He’s at 42% approval. Trump’s average was 41%.

Some perspective, please.
 
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Dd663

I would say, that’s great! Don’t marry a guy, then, and don’t change your gender identity. Let others make their own choices.
People are free to do as they please, of course. I'm not offended by some random guy getting married to some other random guy. Even though my religious beliefs are against it, I understand that not everyone believes as I do. If my church were forced by law to officiate that gay marriage, though, there would be problems. Thankfully we haven't gotten to that point.

And I don't care if any random person wants to believe that he or she is the opposite gender. A person could be absolutely insistent that they were actually a tree, and that would be fine, I wouldn't care. But when social media and other institutions make it a rule that you have to recognize that person as a tree, and you're banned and labeled a bigot if you don't, there are problems.
 
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Lounds

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Well this thread became very political and toxic.

Anyhow I like the fact that Elon what's to make people register with ID to prove they're a real person on Twitter. Also this should stop people being as toxic because free speech doesn't stop you from losing your job for saying bad **** on twitter, there should be consequences for spreading hate or being misogynistic etc.

Hopefully twitter will be a better place for debate.

He's right to charge the big companies and governments a fee to use Twitter as a platform.
 

kiwigraeme

Posts: 1,050   +777
Didn't read - skimmed the comments -I'm out of here

TS are funny they will lock this one - remove off post topics .

Yet they will post another story like this - or Ukraine/Russia

TBF - they are quite judicial - let it run for awhile - lock it before we get nasty and calling each other outside - so overall a Win with active forum - We win with a bit of bash . Plus no one got ****hurt .
End of day we nearly have a shared Venn diagram with everyone here on with at least something
 

waclark

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When I see Techspot comments on this whole twitter thing, one thing always comes straight to mind.

What is each persons definition of "liberal" here are the 2 from Google.

1.Willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas
2.Relating to or denoting a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties, democracy, and free enterprise

None of these sound like bad things, so makes me think people need to be clearer.
I noticed that when you chose the definition of liberal, when used as a noun, you chose the second, not the first definition which is:

  1. 1. a supporter of policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare.

  2. That kind of has a "liberal" feel to it. Choosing a definition that is more palatable to the opposition, in order to make a point that doesn't exist. Social Progressive sounds very bad to me because I've seen what the social progressives have done to the city of Seattle. Basically, destroyed it.

    The reality is that liberal is synonymous with leftist, these days. There's a good Praeger University video on liberals versus leftist and they state that liberals and conservatives are actually very close in philosophy but that leftist have assumed the liberal mantle and are perverting it.

    In the context of Techspot, liberal is just a way of identifying someone who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum from someone who identifies as a conservative. It doesn't inherently have to be a bad thing, just that I don't agree with your politics.
 

waclark

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He’s at 42% approval. Trump’s average was 41%.

Some perspective, please.
Well, here's a perspective. Trump, when he came into office was around a 45% approval rating. Up and down over the course of his administration but averaged 41. Biden, on the other hand, came in with a 55% approval rating on Jan 25, 2021 and is now down in Trump territory.
 

TsVkK

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Twitter being a stinking cesspool of ignorance and vitriol... is somehow going to be worse? 😅

Are they somehow going to make accountability and veracity a requirement? Hahhaha
 

George Keech

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I noticed that when you chose the definition of liberal, when used as a noun, you chose the second, not the first definition which is:

  1. 1. a supporter of policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare.

  2. That kind of has a "liberal" feel to it. Choosing a definition that is more palatable to the opposition, in order to make a point that doesn't exist. Social Progressive sounds very bad to me because I've seen what the social progressives have done to the city of Seattle. Basically, destroyed it.

    The reality is that liberal is synonymous with leftist, these days. There's a good Praeger University video on liberals versus leftist and they state that liberals and conservatives are actually very close in philosophy but that leftist have assumed the liberal mantle and are perverting it.

    In the context of Techspot, liberal is just a way of identifying someone who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum from someone who identifies as a conservative. It doesn't inherently have to be a bad thing, just that I don't agree with your politics.
I straight up just picked the 2 options that came up when I googled it my end, I did not mean any Bias.

I understand but what im saying is politics is not a binary opinion, I myself would say I was left leaning but these days given what other people class as such I would say I was more centrist.

Although I would still describe myself as liberal, to me that just means I have no issues with people of different genders or sexual orientations etc. But maybe that liberal from when I was growing up.
 

waclark

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I straight up just picked the 2 options that came up when I googled it my end, I did not mean any Bias.

I understand but what im saying is politics is not a binary opinion, I myself would say I was left leaning but these days given what other people class as such I would say I was more centrist.

Although I would still describe myself as liberal, to me that just means I have no issues with people of different genders or sexual orientations etc. But maybe that liberal from when I was growing up.
Didn't mean to pick at you specifically, sorry about that.

However, I would say that many conservatives that I know, don't care about gender or sexual orientation, either. What you do in your bedroom (or any room) and with whom is none of my business. Personally, I don't need to build a relationship with people based on any of that. I'd rather base it on what kind of person are you? Are you kind and helpful or mean and destructive?
 

PEnnn

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"If you believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, you're a Nazi!"

"If you don't think people can change their gender, you're a Nazi!"

"If you're not racist against white people, you're a Nazi!"

Basically...
"If you're not a democrat, you're a Nazi!"

If you don't like when people marry whoever they want, nobody is forcing you to do the same.
But don't push your Nazi GOP party to pass your agenda and discriminate against people you don't like.

The Nazis did exactly that, but I am sure you don't like facts and I doubt you know a thing about history..
 

PEnnn

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lol...
Uh I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't use Parler or GAB so I'm not familiar. Also I'm not taking your word for it because you're a typical leftist screaming about neo-Nazis / homophobes/ xenophobes/ racists and so on. Your words mean nothing anymore because this is your go-to attack when people disagree with you.
Absolutely, none of you claim that you worship Trumpism, racism, xenophobia, etc....but somehow you all support and vote into power people who do just that!

You all are so pure and kind hearted!!

Enough sarcasm for today; it might fly over your Trumpist heads as usual.
 

Ohnooze

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Absolutely, none of you claim that you worship Trumpism, racism, xenophobia, etc....but somehow you all support and vote into power people who do just that!

You all are so pure and kind hearted!!

Enough sarcasm for today; it might fly over your Trumpist heads as usual.
How is it that you can't see the amount of crazy coming out of your mouth?
You know absolutely nothing about me at all yet you have decided that I'm a Trump supporting (I'm not by the way) racist. And let me guess...you think everyone else is creating division? Please get some perspective or take your meds or whatever because you are talking crazy.
 
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