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smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

If you still don’t realize that large corporations are currently in control of our public spaces online, I’m not sure what’ll do it. It’s scary to see people advocate for the censorship of Joe Rogan. That power will always be used against progressive ideals and organization.

fgtech
fgtech

@smithtimmytim I don’t have anything deep to say about Joe Rohan except to point to this perennial gem.

IMO, spreading misinformation about a deadly virus also should allow the government to step in and have a say about how many people your speech can reach.

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rcrackley
rcrackley

@smithtimmytim So you feel like the musicians should remain silent while Spotify pays them .003 cents per stream and gives hundreds of millions of dollars of what should be their money to a lying shock jock and defense companies? If they give voice to their complaints, they are guilty of censorship?

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@frostedechoes nope. I didn't say any of that actually.

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@fgtech there was a time when I agreed with that comic. But I don't think that's a nuanced approach nor does it take into consideration the context of our online lives. Giving the government that kind of control when it itself has been responsible for a lot of the misinformation during the pandemic would be a mistake in my opinion.

fgtech
fgtech

@smithtimmytim Fair point about misinformation coming from the government itself. The issue here is that private companies are not bound by the first amendment. People who run afoul of a platform’s rules and get kicked off have no grounds for complaining.