Eliminating section 230 immunity across the board for tech companies is a horrible idea. If we have to choose between 230 for all or 230 for none, having it for everyone would be preferable.
If 230 was removed from this would destroy free speech on social media as every company would be paranoid and attempt to remove anyone’s content which may be a legal issue for them.
Currently there are many options to deal with tech-authoritarians. Competition is a major piece of this puzzle. You can leave the tech tyrants if you don’t like them. You cannot force a company to do business with you if they don’t want to.
Section 230 says that "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". Maybe the court could solve this and take away Facebook, Twitter and Google’s immunity away without a law change by defining them as publishers who editorialize content and fact check.
Was sneaking into the Thanksgiving Crab salad for a post breakfast snack and my 2 year old decides she loves it.... Onions, hard boiled egg, dill, crab, Mayo, corn, cucumber, etc... She has awesome taste buds. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Must watch podcast/interview about online censorship with Edward Snowden.
You can’t change people’s minds through censorship!
Throughout history we have seen the consequences of a society when it’s deprived of information. Whereas an abundance of information, and access to all information lends strength to the correct answer. Only through discussion and argument and weighting the information available can anyone determine what is right.
The alleged “Parler hack” is a screenshot from a WordPress website that has been circulated repeatedly over the past 6 months, despite Parler’s multiple responses that we do not use WordPress products, nor WordPress databases. All of our databases are hidden behind multiple layers of security and are not accessible via the web. This is an irresponsible rumor which uses a “techie” looking WordPress config file which is only capable of confusing a journalistic hack, not an actual hacker. If Twitter continues to fact check others, they should also fact check posts such as these that spread viral misinformation.
Furthermore, we don’t store any personal data, user verification data is deleted on completion, and direct messages cannot send videos/images. All allegations are fake. They are just obsessed with us.
Extortion isn’t really a friendly way to partner in business. Everyone will join Parler one day because we believe in free speech and conversation. I enjoy engaging with conservatives, progressives, and especially gardening and technology related content. I engage with anyone regardless of their pre-dispositions as long as it’s respectful. Always respectfully when we disagree or not.
However generally speaking, starting viral false rumors about censorship, sending emails to NewsWeek and others leveraging your defamation against a company in exchange for payments to stop the defamation is pretty desperate and pretty low....
Normally I keep all email inquiries and communications confidential but I think this crossed a moral and possibly legal line. #transparency #trolls