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Martin Shkreli banned from Twitter for allegedly harassing journalist Lauren Duca

By midian182 ยท 35 replies
Jan 9, 2017
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    No offense taken..(y)

    I posted the photo and article so everyone could see him, "in action". He's a sociopath.

    From the context of the thread, it doesn't seem to have registered the difference between an overly enthusiastic fan, and being stalked by a psychotic troll. Even Twitter has to draw the line somewhere. The more he "friends" this woman, the more her name becomes associated with his, which is something I don't think many of us would cherish...:D
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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,766   +580

    They should lgive him life +++ he is a jerk.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    I would simply love to discuss this with you on a point by point basis. However, IMO there's no point to it.

    The person at least as guilty of "demanding double standards" is you. Somehow, you seem to believe that "freedom of speech" is an absolute value, and Twitter is to be deemed its sole proprietor. Twitter is a "social network", so it seems logical that it should be able to declare a limit(s), on what it considers, "social behaviour".

    Now, if we substitute your term, "a bridge too fragile", for mine, "a bridge too high profile", we'll have some common ground.

    There always has been been limits of decorum placed on public figures. (Well, at least until a segment of our population came up with rap music). Nonetheless, our society does favor the famous, and you simply can't harass the POTUS to the extent you can the homeless junkie hanging on your steps. In that case, you simply call the police, and he, (or she), gets gone without all this bullsh!t fanfare, and pontificating about "freedom of speech", and, "double standards".

    EDIT: In the case of your Persian friend, you have to wonder, would she have been better off having the hate tweets blocked, or having them let through and try to fnid out where they were coming from?
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
  4. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    Why bother bring out anything unrelated to this article. We are talking about this twitter sh*t not that medicine drug pill sh*t. But outside of the twitter universe, I do agree this pig is sh*t. Better remove him then.

    Now Im gonna f***ing Tweet that.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    Twitter, and other "social media websites", are primarily designed, "to bring people together". However, that being true, it's difficult to separate, one's offline life and value system from what that person brings to social media. This is absolutely true in the case of someone posting as themselves. Since Shkreli is a thief, con man, all around greedy piece of crap and sociopath unto himself, why give him a voice to inflict his value(less) system on others.

    It's always going to be a difficult to determine fine line between being a fan, a stalker, or someone in the process of "cyber bullying". In this case, IMHO, Shkreli crossed that line, when he posted an unwanted picture "collage" of himself, with his arms draped around a married woman. In certain circumstances, "I was just kidding", doesn't cut it, and this escapade surely was one of those occasions.

    Point being, you wouldn't want this creep in your home and/or managing your money, why should people be forced to tolerate him online? Further, since Twitter is a social setting, some level of acceptable social behaviour should attach.

    Twitter isn't, nor should it ever be perceived to be, "the last bastion of free speech".

    Accordingly, since there are always sanctions attached to "anti social behaviour", it is meet and just that this a**hole ran into one of them... After all being banned from Twitter isn't the end of the world, even if Shkreli is deluded enough to think that very same world, revolves around him.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  6. JimVZ

    JimVZ TS Rookie

    Banned from Twitter is all? He should be banned from life!
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  7. Obsidian48

    Obsidian48 TS Rookie

    do you really think shkreli isn't a "lefty"?
  8. JimVZ

    JimVZ TS Rookie

    I don't care if he's a lefty or not. He's a hateful greedy jerk. End of conversation.
  9. Don't know; don't care. Raising the cost of prescription drugs without first greasing the pockets of the media sounds pretty right wing to me. I could be wrong.
  10. Nilbud

    Nilbud TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +10

    A bunch of people who can't understand anything are going to expound on the definitions of words and spout sets of rules and define things and say free speech and that is why Trump is about to gut you all like hogs.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,266   +4,935

    Trump is President because we are tired of being gutted like hogs. Now whether or not it is for better or for worse has yet to be seen. And no you don't know which direction he will take us.

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