FAITH FRIENDLY WEB

ANTIRA
BLOG FOR GOD
GOLDEN RULE ADVOCACY
MAGNANAMAS
REMINDER VERSE®
THE LIGHT MINISTRIES
TheChristianChroniclesC100
previous arrow
next arrow

Popular

500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
500px DUAL FREE TO BE LOGO black letters
previous arrow
next arrow

Trending

OPTIONS MARKET

Brad Pitt Channel
Viola Davis Channel
Denzel Washington Channel
Jamie Lee Curtis Channel
Bradley Cooper Channel
Cate Blanchett Channel
Jason Statham Channel
Anya Chalotra Channel
Colin Farrell Channel
Meryl Streep Channel
Morgan Freeman Channel
Nicole Kidman Channel
Idris Elba Channel
Scarlett Johansson Channel
Benedict Cumberbatch Channel
Gina Carano Channel
Keanu Reeves Channel
Constance Wu Channel
Kevin Hart Channel
Amy Adams Channel
Laurence Fishburne Channel
Letitia Wright Channel
Liam Neeson Channel
Emilia Clarke Channel
Mark Ruffalo Channel
Diana Silvers Channel
Matthew McConaughey Channel
Betty Gilpin Channel
Tom Cruise Channel
Elizabeth Debicki Channel
Tom Hanks Channel
Alba Baptista Channel
Will Smith Channel
Zoe Saldana Channel
Hugh Jackman Channel
Brianna Hildebrand Channel
Gary Oldman Channel
Aya Cash Channel
Christian Bale Channel
previous arrow
next arrow
Purchase an Option on a Celebrity channel now for $X
and transfer it to the Celebrity later for $X+.

RECOMMENDED

Declaration of a Peaceful Revolution

Er … you sure you want to ban speech, guys?

Give the American Civil Liberties Union at least some credit for grasping the slipper slopes here, even if they get tangled up on expressing their dangers. Oh, the ACLU understands why Twitter banned Donald Trump and hundreds or thousands of his followers, and they even sympathize with it. But they warn that the precedent of having megaplatforms decide who can enter the political debate — and even whether a president can do so — will have some very uncomfortable ramifications for lesser mortals for whom the First Amendment was written.

The New York Times’ Eric Lipton notices that the ACLU seems to be having difficulty with their argument, however:

So what exactly is the ACLU arguing here? Should Twitter ban Trump in solidarity with the activists that the ACLU prefers? Or should they restore access to Trump and his banned supporters and stop censoring altogether?

The Intercept’s Ryan Grim isn’t quite clear on what the argument here is, either. Grim wonders why social-media platforms and the ACLU can’t just be consistent, and why speech needs to get restricted in the first place:

There are tons of conservatives and MAGA pundits warning about corporate America limiting political speech and activism, which proves that politics is more of a donut than a spectrum. Of course, they have a vested interest in pushing back on Twitter’s bans, especially MAGA-land, which needs social media like everyone else needs oxygen. After Wednesday, their arguments are probably too self-serving to have much impact.

More notable, however, are the liberal and progressive voices worrying about the prophetic nature of prior warnings that social-media platforms would act in precisely this manner based on their political leanings and goals. In addition to Grim, Politico founding editor John F. Harris asks this morning whether Twitter really grasps the choice they are making:

In strictly political terms, it could well give buoyancy to Trump and his supporters — a new cause for the grievance that fuels them. The moves comes at precisely the moment that his movement looked like it had been fatally punctured, due to the cumulative effects of Trump losing the 2020 presidential election, Democrats winning the Senate in Georgia special elections and even once-loyal Trump Republicans expressing disgust with his culpability in Wednesday’s insurrection. …

If there is any unifying thread of the conservative movement from Nixon to Rush Limbaugh to Matt Drudge to Newt Gingrich to Trump, it is its resentment of the establishment news media and determination to make its filters obsolete.

More recently, the left has offered its own variation on the same theme — building a movement by both denouncing the alleged timidity and conformist spirit of establishment media and exploiting the digital revolution to build its own communications channels. …

Another paradox: The extreme democratizing of discourse represented by Twitter has also been marked by the very concentration of power in social media that existed in Agnew’s time. Another paradox: The extreme democratizing of discourse represented by Twitter has also been marked by the very concentration of power in social media that existed in Agnew’s time. Who the hell elected Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg?

Indeed. It’s an attempt to reassert top-down control over debate by curtailing access to other points of view, a sort of revanchist return to the 1970s media structure where the editors choose whose letters get to appear in print and what news is worthy of reporting. Only this time, the elites are the Big Tech media giants rather than the Big Three broadcasting giants and the local monopoly newspaper. That model is the antithesis of their business models, however, which only succeed by attracting enough customers to get a far-flung distribution of input — and where the consumers can talk with each other rather than consume passively. That’s the difference between now and the 1970s model: active rather than passive consumption.

And let’s not forget their track record as gatekeepers either:

That’s why the 1970s passive-consumer model collapsed when the Internet made it obsolete. Social media platforms are based on the exact opposite model. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg apparently want to put that genie back in the bottle, and it’s simply not going to work out well for anyone.

Grim has the correct approach. Let people talk and debate, and stick to enforcement against actual crimes. It’s better to have this out in the open, even if demagogues can sometimes take advantage of it.

Releted Lessons Tutorials

SUGGESTIONS
Find Almost Anything Locally

Loading the adverslides

Please wait a while