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I think it's kinda weird that the president of the US gets to stay on Twitter after threatening war crimes and cyberbullying children because his tweets are "of public interest" but the president of Syria gets banned...

Not that I'm sympathetic, but it does seem hypocritical and highlights the issues with social media that's controlled by a single US company. Why do they get to enforce their own interests worldwide?

@Gargron my first thought was "nationalize Twitter" but then I had the better thought of "delete twitter"

@sexybenfranklin "Nationalize" has the flaw in the name. It's still a single country having a monopoly. Decentralize!

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You can't delete corporate social media, it's like cockroaches. The best you can manage is to make it scuttle off into the dark and out of sight.
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American exceptionalism is built in to the conventional wisdom

@Gargron I bet if you said what he says on a daily basis you would have been suspended right then and there.

@Gargron it’s not good to threaten anyone. We should use the Internet to promote peace. War is unfathomably ugly. The path of peace leads to a happier conclusion.

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Everyone report Trump's Tweets to the site's useless pro-RW moderation machine! If we all work together we can... Wait never mind. That's a fairy tale. What if we all just said "Screw it" and walked out for good instead and found another place to play? 🎭

@Eugen @Christoffer Tallerås It highlights the problem of depending on US services and technology in general, and on a centralised service in particular.

@Gargron I don't see away around the "we all get to promote our interests" side of the equation.

What gets me is - every single day, this guy finds a new way to play "let's you and him fight."

Why don't we stop him?

If the 50%+ of people who don't want to play simply picked a company (say twitter) and boycotted it like a bus company in '55, we could put an end to this.

@Gargron That is how I feel about Facebook. I got post-banned for speaking out against racist and terroristic posts, but they kept the posts I was referring to. Can't tell you how many posts I've reported that went against Facebook's rules and I got a comment back saying it "does not go against Facebook policy" every time. :thonking: :thaenkin:

@Gargron But doesn’t every operator of every Mastodon instance get to enforce their interests worldwide as it relates to moderation policy?

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