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Meet The GOP Senator Who Wants To Eradicate Social Media Companies
Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2019 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 05/27/2019 11:40:25 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 05/27/2019 11:40:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

None of the feds freaking business.

GET GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVES!!!!


2 posted on 05/27/2019 11:43:31 AM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Kaslin

Mixed feelings here. Conservatives can just as easily own and operate social media entities and censor at will, no?


3 posted on 05/27/2019 11:43:40 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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The bottom line is we cannot let social media take over the internet. However, it requires a major tech breakthrough, because the feminine does not like to do the work of researching on the internet. Like with the iphone which is a supercomputer which back then was only accessible to a male geeky audience, women and millennial emasculated men want this one button and my apps do it all for you.

This is a reincarnation of America Online bull sht.


4 posted on 05/27/2019 11:45:43 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Kaslin

I am against breakup, but a rico suit of conspiracy of racketeering and pimping a feminine audience by socials is real.

Pimping can be done with bits just as in the real.


5 posted on 05/27/2019 11:47:12 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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Not to mention the harm done by sexual predators, industrial spying, billions of hours of productivity wasted, recruiting by militant Islam, international crime scams, addictive pornography....truly a tool of Satan.


6 posted on 05/27/2019 11:48:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Fester Chugabrew

The thing is they are pushing legislation to force , say, christians to post “gay wedding” message cakes for them but they get away with murder here.

Social media is different because it offers the free access through an access to do business with advertisers. What they are doing is the equivalent of telling black people in the 50s that they cannot be clients.


7 posted on 05/27/2019 11:50:38 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Kaslin

I know that newspapers should be broken-up.

In Michigan one company bought all the newspapers in the state, took them digital, and then banned all the conservatives.

MI media is nothing but a liberal puke echo chamber.


8 posted on 05/27/2019 11:54:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.)
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I hate social media. But this is speech and protected


9 posted on 05/27/2019 11:56:11 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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I say:

LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF ANTITRUST LAW ON THE ‘SOCIAL MEDIA’ COMPANIES ....

...make them provide a public forum for FREE SPEECH w/o ANY censorship based on political points of view ... let the markeplace of ideas decide who wins ...


10 posted on 05/27/2019 11:56:18 AM PDT by Simon Foxx
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To: Fester Chugabrew

No


11 posted on 05/27/2019 11:56:40 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Jim 0216
Keep saying that.

The people in charge of those companies appreciate your ignorance.

12 posted on 05/27/2019 12:02:18 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Trump. He stands for the great issues of the day. Stay the course!)
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Yup, and the Leftist tyrants who hate the Constitution will dearly appreciate your ignorance as “a useful idiot” of the Left.


13 posted on 05/27/2019 12:04:03 PM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Kaslin

Josh Hawley, (R-MO)—NOT AR!!!!


14 posted on 05/27/2019 12:04:24 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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How is social media defined? Is FR social media?


15 posted on 05/27/2019 12:06:00 PM PDT by oincobx
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Is anti-trust legislation a thing of the left?

What you spouted was leftist nonsense. These companies use their platforms as a means to destroy everything you claim to stand for. Masquerading as neutral platforms, they take down all things conservative in hopes that people like you will allow them to do so.

Good job.

16 posted on 05/27/2019 12:07:40 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Trump. He stands for the great issues of the day. Stay the course!)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Conservatives can just as easily own and operate social media entities and censor at will, no?

NO. Unless you have a couple of billion you want to risk to see if a no censor or a conservative censor social website can make money or not?

17 posted on 05/27/2019 12:07:46 PM PDT by stig
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To: Kaslin
“What marvels might these bright minds have produced had they been oriented toward the common good?”

Appeals to the "common good" are the language of collectivism. They have no place in any genuine conservative's rhetoric.

18 posted on 05/27/2019 12:08:44 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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That’s not the solution either. The problem is the people are too passive and allow the social media companies to control what they see and hear.


19 posted on 05/27/2019 12:09:58 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Islam, not a religion, a totalitarian political ideology aiming for world domination. -Wilders)
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To: JonPreston; Fester Chugabrew

I think Fester deserves a serious answer to a serious question.

The answer is No, but there’s a bit more to it than that, IP (Intellectual Property) law grants a temporary protection for commercial ideas that are patented.

To the degree that social media platforms use patented algorithms and/or copyrighted software they can not be duplicated.

A sufficiently motivated and clever enough person or group can often figure out a way to achieve much the same, or better results.

This is not a trivial exercise when a multibillion dollar company is trying to beat you to every improvement and alternate methods, and to patent or copyright them first.


20 posted on 05/27/2019 12:10:25 PM PDT by null and void (The press is always lying. When they aren't actively lying, they are actively concealing the truth.)
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