FCC commissioner: The US government should ban TikTok

Uncle Al

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It would be a good start but while they are at it, why not bar all social media? Sadly, there have been so many different crimes & offenses linked to social media, it couldn't help but help. At least give it a try for two years and measure the effect .....
 

trparky

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How is Musk destroying Twitter?
Exactly.
Why not? Musk and Zuck are already doing their part to destroy Twitter and Facebook.
What has Musk done to destroy Twitter? If you mean silencing opinions of people you don’t necessarily agree with on a platform that should be a center of town, then yes… I can see how you might think that.

All speech must be allowed, even hate speech. Why? Because what is allowed today might not be allowed tomorrow.

But I believe that Captain Picard said it best…
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured...the first thought forbidden...the first freedom denied – chains us all, irrevocably.
 

AlaskaGuy

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Exactly.

What has Musk done to destroy Twitter? If you mean silencing opinions of people you don’t necessarily agree with on a platform that should be a center of town, then yes… I can see how you might think that.

All speech must be allowed, even hate speech. Why? Because what is allowed today might not be allowed tomorrow.

But I believe that Captain Picard said it best…
I haven't heard of any cases where Musk has silenced opinions.
 

Avro Arrow

Posts: 3,341   +4,351
If you believe the CCP doesn't have access to TikTok user data because they say they don't, well I have a bridge to sell you.

Banning TikTok entirely would do humanity a net positive:
It would, but so would banning Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat and Instagram. They're all a bunch of cesspools. When the best major social media platform is YouTube, you know that something's rotten in Denmark....