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[–]package 11 insightful - 4 fun11 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 4 fun -  (5 children)

free speech only applies to the government, they said

private companies can do whatever they want, they said

[–]yoke 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

snowball: everybody's equal yet some are more equal than others.

oldest trick in the books. lol.

[–]shinnygummy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

ok but this is an example of private companies doing whatever they want. a private company is choosing to censor. or did i miss something?

[–]StillLessons 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, you missed something. If the White House is working with them, this is not just the private company's choice; it is the private company working in response to/cooperation with the government. The government is choosing to censor and working with private companies to enact this censorship. That makes this an explicit and flagrant violation of the First Amendment. They've come out in the open now. This is an explicit challenge to the entire concept of freedom of speech. They're asking the public, "Are you willing to challenge us on this?" If we're not willing to push back, totalitarianism is here. Individual rights are a thing of the past. This is way beyond any individual company at this point.

[–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

When government and corporate interests merge, that is called fascism.

[–]package 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is an example of a private company, friendly with the current administration, directly acting as a proxy for the government to censor constitutionally protected speech.

[–]Chipit 10 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

The joining of corporate and government interests is called....everyone together now...fascism.

And yet the people constantly calling others fascists are doing it themselves. It's almost like that's a defensive reaction humans have to avoid damaging cognitive dissonance.

[–]slushpilot 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

[–]PatsyStone 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

I'm old enough to remember when this was illegal and no one made excuses for it.

[–]shinnygummy 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

the good ol' days...

[–]Tarrock 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

These are no longer private companies, so they can no longer do whatever they want.

[–]cant_even 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

They're "private companies" just like VW, Messerschmitt and IG Farben were in 1944.

[–]chadwickofwv 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're even controlled by the same ideology.

[–]cant_even 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is literal fascism on the Mussolini model. No stiff-arm salutes or yellow stars necessary.

[–]hennaojichan 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Fox guarding the hen house.

[–]BlueFrost 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual"

[–]Rastafoo 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

[–]StillLessons 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Another voice adding to the several already in these comments noting that this is actually how fascism is defined. When a "private" company is acting under direction of the state, there is no "private" anymore. Period. We are living in a totalitarian system.

Anyone who believes that by ousting Trump in favor of Biden, they were fighting fascism, these people are completely lost regarding the true world in front of us rather than their dream bubble completely divorced from objective logical examination.

[–]Drewski 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If this were the Kremlin or the CCP instead of the White House journalists would be up in arms.

[–]Brewdabier 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

'Disinformation,'

Funny, zucker is a jew and Isreal is the expert on 'Disinformation' .

[–]shinnygummy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yet holocaust denials are not disinformation under the new policy:

https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/28/jack-dorsey-holocaust-denials-not-misinformation/