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!
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.
@Gargron holy shit you get the weirdest replies
@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.
@Gargron But doesn’t every operator of every Mastodon instance get to enforce their interests worldwide as it relates to moderation policy?
@Gargron And The Truth Shall Set You Free!
@Gargron Well, Assad is a dictator.
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