Elon Musk says free speech-hating Apple has stopped advertising on Twitter, threatened...

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mcclurken

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I have no idea if Musk will win this war but all the battles are putting multiple companies, governments and other entities in a really bad light for anyone paying attention that has an ounce of independent thought. The week is yet young and already Apple is caught assisting China in suppressing dissent but also threatening to cancel Twitter app because they think free speech is a bad thing. Silencing speech across the globe with a confidence and competence that only comes from iterative progress (old hat). I'm not creative enough to come up with a way to spin that. I suspect the news will just be buried among mainstream sources as is typical. It might be harder than usual with iPhone Pros taking a lot longer to arrive due to said protests, though.
 

pmshah

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Dang!! The poor victimized conservatives can't get a break anymore!

Despite Trump's Unsocial Untruths, the Fox Noise septic tank and dozens of other hot-air outlets peddling hoaxes and lies 24/7.... yet they're still upset over Twitter banning whatever they want to ban, especially seditious lies, vaccine and election hoaxes!!

Why don't those poor innocent souls take it to their friends at the Supreme Court?? Maybe because they'll be laughed out of town, again and for the nth time???
I got suspended from Twitter for quoting Maximilian Schell's role in "Judgement at Nuremberg" as a mentally disturbed person and how he was dealt with in Nazi Germany. I did it simply because the same "mentally disturbed" excuse is repeatedly used by paedophile Jihadi rapists and murderers in India to get away with milder sentences.
 

Watzupken

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I don't know what Musk means when he said "free speech", but I think this is basic human rights. He may be saying a lot (true or fake I won't debate), but if there is a platform where people can talk freely, I really don't see why people will side with Apple or Google who will ban platforms that allow people to speak freely.
 

AlaskaGuy

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I don't know what Musk means when he said "free speech", but I think this is basic human rights. He may be saying a lot (true or fake I won't debate), but if there is a platform where people can talk freely, I really don't see why people will side with Apple or Google who will ban platforms that allow people to speak freely.
Because most of the peeps that hate on Musk support the likes of Iran, Venezuela and Communist China.
 

captaincranky

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Musk isn't suing anyone, and it's not even close to being comparable to a supermarket and a single customer. Your analogy doesn't make sense.
Let's see if I can clear that up for you, "I", (be it myself, a supermarket or Apple), am under absolutely no obligation whatever to let "you", (be that an individual or a corporation), to allow you, or Twitter, to set up a sales stand anywhere inside my store, or the grounds surrounding it which have been leased legally. In fact, there's sign for that,. It reads, "customer parking only".

Be that "property", in physical real estate, or URL address.

Do you think you've got it now?
 
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AlaskaGuy

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m4a4

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Let's see if I can clear that up for you, "I", (be it myself, a supermarket or Apple), am under absolutely no obligation whatever to let "you", (be that an individual or a corporation), to allow you, or Twitter, to set up a sales stand anywhere inside my store, or the grounds surrounding it which have been leased legally. In fact, there's sign for that,. It reads, "customer parking only".

Be that "property", in physical real estate, or URL address.

Do you think you've got it now?
Still a bad analogy. But it doesn't even try making a point that is relevant to our thread, so I don't know why you're trying to make it.

Your original comment, which quoted me questioning Musk wanting free speech despite Tesla having manufacturing in China (a country who could, and would, demand censorship), didn't really say much that was relevant.
And nothing else you quoted since gives context.

So, I don't care to argue against these wild tangents. You're free to speak them, but I'm not going to follow them :p
 

East Obsever

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I think it is possible for Elon to acquire Foxconn, TSMC, and even Apple itself... that would be a historical-FU-moment in the history of IT industry.
 

captaincranky

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Apple, the current US administration along with the majority of the MSM support suppression of speech and have no qualms sucking up to Iran, Venezuela and China.




Can't you think of anything to say on your own, and you have to keep "retweeting" bullsh!t like Tucker Carlson? It seems like if anybody here isn't going to Twitter on your say so, you're determined to bring that sh!thole here.
 

captaincranky

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Still a bad analogy. But it doesn't even try making a point that is relevant to our thread, so I don't know why you're trying to make it.

Your original comment, which quoted me questioning Musk wanting free speech despite Tesla having manufacturing in China (a country who could, and would, demand censorship), didn't really say much that was relevant.
And nothing else you quoted since gives context.

So, I don't care to argue against these wild tangents. You're free to speak them, but I'm not going to follow them :p
Good. Why not block me?. That'll be a blow for "free speech", now won't? Do you actually have the hubris to imagine I want to hear from you in the first place?.
 

AlaskaGuy

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Can't you think of anything to say on your own, and you have to keep "retweeting" bullsh!t like Tucker Carlson? It seems like if anybody here isn't going to Twitter on your say so, you're determined to bring that sh!thole here.
Let's see now .. those tweets included a Reuters reporter pushing for suppression of speech on Twitter while the official WH mouthpiece said they're on it. Tucker's vid was to the heart of the topic of this thread and no lies were found. Try harder.
 

captaincranky

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Let's see now .. those tweets included a Reuters reporter pushing for suppression of speech on Twitter while the official WH mouthpiece said they're on it. Tucker's vid was to the heart of the topic of this thread and no lies were found. Try harder.
Tucker Carlson is a paid professional liar/ "political entertainer"..

I get the biggest kick out of Musk lovers her. Y'all think you're on a first name basis with him. "Elon" this, and "Elon" that" goes on and on ad infinitum.

So, really, shouldn't you be over at Twitter "fighting the good fight", instead of dumping you garbage here?

Musk'd ego has by far gotten the better of him..He was posting crap about how he wants going to fight Putin mano a mano" for Ukraine. He's not the king of the world. not even close, even if imagines himself to be...

I mean hell, even Hitler seemed like a good idea at the time.(And no,.I'm not comparing Musk to Hitler). The onslaught of Musk's propaganda, and his acceptance do seem similar in tactics, if not in actuality.

"Whatever 'Elon' says is right, whatever 'Elon' does is for our benefit". While this nonbeliever thinks he's only in it for the money.

Our Constitution affords freedom of speech and freedom of expression". How free is free? Would you walk into a neighbor's house and shi!t on the living room carpet. I mean, you were "expressing yourself", right?. But, according to you, Apple has no right to protect itself from Musk doing exactly that.

In any case, with Tesla stock down 50%, and him in the hole forr 44B for Twitter, is he still, "the richest man in the world? Am I even free to ask that?
 
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AlaskaGuy

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Musk has shown how arrogant he is with his claims that Apple does not support free speech. No large brand wants to be associated with the Twitter drama obviously. But Musk is having a little fit and trying to get his way like Donald Trump - a new low for Musk.
Apple doesn't support free speech. Try again.
 

captaincranky

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Apple doesn't support free speech. Try again.
Sez you. Musk bought the damned crap hole because he was forced to do so. I'm pretty much sure that he takes perverse pleasure by pitting people and entities against one another for sport or for his own amusement. The whole time whining, "I'm the victim". "Freedom of speech", also is dependent on the necessary.restraint to keep one's mouth shut from time to time when it's in everyone's best interest.

Now, exactly who are you, to barge in and tell someone that they're wrong summarily? This is your customary tactical approach. Free speech is OK, as long as you're the one doing the talking.

So, "you're wrong, try again".
 

AlaskaGuy

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Sez you. Musk bought the damned crap hole because he was forced to do so. I'm pretty much sure that he takes perverse pleasure by pitting people and entities against one another for sport or for his own amusement. The whole time whining, "I'm the victim". "Freedom of speech", also is dependent on the necessary.restraint to keep one's mouth shut from time to time when it's in everyone's best interest.

Now, exactly who are you, to barge in and tell someone that they're wrong summarily? This is your customary tactical approach. Free speech is OK, as long as you're the one doing the talking.

So, "you're wrong, try again".
Apple supports communist china including their draconian response to the virus. They also support repression of speech on twitter as does the MSM and current US administration. You don't seem to have a problem with any of that.
 

Enaks

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I think it is possible for Elon to acquire Foxconn, TSMC, and even Apple itself... that would be a historical-FU-moment in the history of IT industry.

Wait, what? I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not.

Apple has the cash reserves to buy Twitter outright, they wouldn’t need shady deals with the Saudis to do so.

Apple is a trillion dollar company, that’s an entirely different league compared to anything Musk is involved in.

For example; Teslas entire revenue for 2020 was $31Bn.

Apple’s was $10.1Bn *just for AirPods*
 

bexwhitt

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Apple supports communist china including their draconian response to the virus. They also support repression of speech on twitter as does the MSM and current US administration. You don't seem to have a problem with any of that.
Apple uses China because it's cheaper and that is all.
 

Ohnooze

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All you're doing is regurgitating the baseless propaganda you watch on Fox News everyday. Oh boo-hoo, poor conservatives are getting silences all over the internet. All the "left leaning green haired weirdos" (whoever those are) are out to get you and Musk is your digital savior that will bring back free speech! This is akin to Trump bringing back Christmas, because apparently the liberals stole Christmas before Trump took office.

Considering how much whining conservatives are doing about being silenced on the internet that's all you see on every message board and social media platform. How is that we see that everywhere if they're being silenced like you say?

What is "free speech" to you exactly? You people throw that phrase around when your lies, propaganda, bullying, and hate speech get deleted. That's what this is about, right? You want to be able to spread your vile lies and soak the whole internet in it without any accountability, because hey it's free speech!
I'm not regurgitating anything. Unlike people on the left I don't need the media, tiktok or Joe Biden to tell me how to think.
I can not even imagine if liberals were being silenced the way conservatives are. The green haired freaks would be out in droves rioting in the streets and going on about all the injustice.
I remember during the election when the hunter biden laptop story broke. YouTube and Twitter were literally deleting videos and banning people for talking about it and that is a fact. That is not ok and you can not justify that.
Free speech is being able to say crazy things like there are only two genders without getting banned.
It's strange that you can't see that the only reason this is even an issue is because the platform took advantage of their power. It's no secrete that Twitter was ran by leftist and it's no secrete that they were very biased with how they used that power.
Dang!! The poor victimized conservatives can't get a break anymore!

Despite Trump's Unsocial Untruths, the Fox Noise septic tank and dozens of other hot-air outlets peddling hoaxes and lies 24/7.... yet they're still upset over Twitter banning whatever they want to ban, especially seditious lies, vaccine and election hoaxes!!

Why don't those poor innocent souls take it to their friends at the Supreme Court?? Maybe because they'll be laughed out of town, again and for the nth time???
No liberals are king of playing the victim. I mean no other people have considered not using the "proper" pronouns as violence.
No one should be silenced from sharing their opinion unless they are promoting violence or saying blatantly racist stuff.
 
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godrilla

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I'm not regurgitating anything. Unlike people on the left I don't need the media, tiktok or Joe Biden to tell me how to think.
I can not even imagine if liberals were being silenced the way conservatives are. The green haired freaks would be out in droves rioting in the streets and going on about all the injustice.
I remember during the election when the hunter biden laptop story broke. YouTube and Twitter were literally deleting videos and banning people for talking about it and that is a fact. That is not ok and you can not justify that.
Free speech is being able to say crazy things like there are only two genders without getting banned.
Hey did you know that one can still use Twitter's website to access tweets? People getting wet over Apple banning the Twitter app is not a new phenomenon they got used to centralized state sponsored misinformation, they can't handle the full spectrum of truth! Who knew that fascism grows on Apples?
 

wiyosaya

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Apple supports communist china including their draconian response to the virus. They also support repression of speech on twitter as does the MSM and current US administration. You don't seem to have a problem with any of that.
Good God, man! Nice try at whataboutism, but, in case you forgot, Musk and Tesla also support communist China - by Musk/Tesla building a "Giga-factory" and god knows what else they are doing there. Is that why Musk is your Champion?
 
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