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Craig Mason

They are private businesses and can do what they want or what their shareholders will allow. You have the option not to use their services or platforms. I don’t have a Facebook and have managed to survive without it.

Bailey Jones

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Carlos Ponce

They are private businesses with government guaranteed restrictions (Section 230) forbidding users from suing them.

Norman Pappous

I would normally agree wiuth you but they have used a monopoly position to stifle competition. Gab and Parler both were forced from the market the public accessed while FB and Twitter were allowed to remain even though their sins were equal or more severe. And there is always section 230 which grants them protections you or I do not have.

Dan Freeman

Sorry Norman, both Parler and Gab are active apps and on PC

Bailey Jones

From the letters I've read here lately, it seems that conservatives don't want to obey mask rules in private establishments, they don't believe professional sports teams have the right to express political opinions, and now they want to ignore the terms and conditions they agreed to when they opened their Twitter accounts. Why are conservatives suddenly so against the rights of property owners? I always thought that was kind of their thing.

Carlos Ponce

"and now they want to ignore the terms and conditions they agreed to when they opened their Twitter accounts."

And those companies ignore the terms and conditions given by Section 230 by Congress in 1996, Bailey. Section 230 was granted under condition these companies would not regulate content:

"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

Has Twitter, Facebook, Google honored their part? NO!

Bailey Jones

Only you (and your fellow Cult45ers) would demand that private companies be forced by the government to host hate speech, racism, calls to violence, propaganda, misinformation, and slander.

I thought #worldsbiggestloser was going to provide you with a social media platform for all of that?

Carlos Ponce

And Bailey, most companies in the county post but do not enforce the mask requirement. And their employees don't wear one either. But they have one ready in case a Bailey walks in.

Craig Mason

The funniest thing I have seen Bailey is when folks are protesting against masks and they are holding up signs that say "My Body My Choice". It seems I have heard that slogan somewhere before,

Carlos Ponce

Craig Mason doesn't get it. They're mocking hypocrisy.

Bailey Jones

Craig, I suspect that they don't see the irony. Or, like Carlos, they just see an equivalence where there is none. Wearing a mask, like getting a measles vaccination or not driving drunk, is a behavior intended to protect the public. What you do with your own body is your own business - when your behavior endangers the rest of us, we need to talk. So "My Body My Choice" is a strawman.

The signs should say, "I Only Care About Myself". (Which, of course, is what they really do say.)

Carlos Ponce

Bailey Jones - the blind leading the blind. (No offense to the sight impaired but to those who have eyes but refuse to see.)

Jim Forsythe

The signs should say, "I Only Care About Myself". (Which, of course, is what they really do say.)

Carlos Ponce

So Jim only cares about himself... that's evident.

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