+OverSword Posted November 7, 2022 #176 Share Posted November 7, 2022 6 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said: No one is forcing you to use or read anything on Twitter. It is a private company and I think too much government control is wrong. There are places that should have government control, like what corporations dump in people's water sources, or how many oil spills happen by one company, where nuclear waste or chemical waste is stored, etc. But a baker in a Denver should not have to worry about the local government shutting him down because he uses his right to deny service to someone. I don't agree with Hobby Lobby owner's views on certain things but I don't think they should be put out of business for it. I get to choose where I spend my money and that is the way it should work for private business, whether huge or small, if they are not damaging people's lives who have no choice then they should be allowed to do what ever. If they have a monopoly on something then the government might find a way to help a small business give them competition, but that is the extent of that. What's amazing to me is that having a platform wherein people can see or hear what they want, regardless of if it's true or if we agree, is simply a winning business model. So why was/is there so much censorship coming out of big tech? Remember Yahoo used to have unmoderated comments but the folks at AWS said they were going to de-platform Yahoo if they didn't shut down their comment section and Yahoo had no choice but to do so. Now Yahoo stocks have dropped largely because of that censorship but AWS had them over a barrel. I wonder if at some point the owners of internet infrastructure will pull the same with twitter if they don't like what people are being allowed to say? Now here is where your first sentence loses some truth. Mo one is forcing you to use twitter but at some point twitter may not have much choice about who hosts them as one company is very dominant. 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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