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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #180 on: March 31, 2021, 07:36:09 am »
Post of the year!

That is pretty darn good, whomever they are.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #181 on: July 08, 2021, 12:45:19 pm »
"Former President Trump announces lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZkG7iK38Co


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #182 on: July 08, 2021, 01:03:28 pm »
"... unfortunately, nobody will know about it because the former President of the USA has been banned from all forms of media."
 Such a shame.  :sad:

But seriously, are these lawsuits potentially winnable, or are they pro forma fishing expeditions like the vote challenges made near the end of the election period?


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #183 on: July 08, 2021, 01:38:17 pm »
"... unfortunately, nobody will know about it because the former President of the USA has been banned from all forms of media."
 Such a shame.  :sad:

But seriously, are these lawsuits potentially winnable, or are they pro forma fishing expeditions like the vote challenges made near the end of the election period?

To think a First Amendment censorship violation has occurred, you have to agree that Facebook, Twitter, et al are governmental authorities.

And they were government actors censoring the President while he was in charge of the government they were part of. 

It seems ... questionable.

Oh, and when Trump blocked people he didn't like from his twitter feed, he said his Twitter account is not subject to the First Amendment.  He can't have it both ways. 
« Last Edit: July 08, 2021, 02:12:57 pm by Mr C »


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #184 on: July 08, 2021, 02:12:42 pm »
But seriously, are these lawsuits potentially winnable, or are they pro forma fishing expeditions like the vote challenges made near the end of the election period?
what do you mean? according to some of waygook's sharpest political minds those lawsuits are making their way up the courts and trump is gonna be our president again very very soon
more gg more skill


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #185 on: July 08, 2021, 02:29:20 pm »
those lawsuits are making their way up the courts and trump is gonna be our president again very very soon
big if tru


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2021, 02:37:33 pm »
But seriously, are these lawsuits potentially winnable,

nope.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #187 on: July 09, 2021, 12:06:52 am »
It's another trump money grab--he's using it as a vehicle to solicit contributions.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #188 on: July 09, 2021, 08:13:21 am »
It's another trump money grab--he's using it as a vehicle to solicit contributions.

Guess his lawyers are working pro-bono because he ain't paying them.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #189 on: July 09, 2021, 09:28:58 am »
It's a publicity stunt and fundraising scam. As others have pointed out, there is absolutely no legal basis for a First Amendment claim. It would be like The 2 Live Crew suing record shops for choosing not to stock their albums, or Robert Mapplethorpe suing bookstores for not carrying his books, or pornographers suing TV stations for not broadcasting their productions.

Trump's stunt will succeed in exciting imbeciles though.

(Apologies to the youth of Waygook for grounding my analogies in the 1990s.)


EDIT: I should add that it would be like suing those record shops, bookstores and TV stations after signing a contract which explicitly gives those entities the power to not stock or broadcast your products.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2021, 12:43:05 pm by fka »


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #190 on: September 12, 2021, 10:30:44 pm »
"Former President Donald Trumpís team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites."
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/01/gettr-trump-social-media-platform-497606

https://www.gettr.com/



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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #191 on: September 12, 2021, 10:52:23 pm »
"Former President Donald Trumpís team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites."
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/01/gettr-trump-social-media-platform-497606

https://www.gettr.com/



Two months ago.  And already down to about eight nutjobs.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #192 on: September 13, 2021, 02:40:28 am »
"Former President Donald Trumpís team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites."
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/01/gettr-trump-social-media-platform-497606

https://www.gettr.com/


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Whether GETTR will succeed is dubious at best. Their last attempt to replicate his twitter feed, a site called ďFrom The Desk of Donald TrumpĒ, was widely derided as nothing more than a blog, barely received any web traffic, and shut down less than a month later.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/01/gettr-trump-social-media-platform-497606



Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #193 on: September 13, 2021, 11:51:41 am »
Nature abhors a vacuum. Something will emerge if RW content is clamped down on.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #194 on: September 13, 2021, 11:55:09 am »
Nature abhors a vacuum. Something will emerge if RW content is clamped down on.

The cool kids will just go to Rumble. 



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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #195 on: September 13, 2021, 01:27:28 pm »
Nature abhors a vacuum. Something will emerge if RW content is clamped down on.

This is not true.  99.99% of nature is a vacuum.


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #196 on: September 13, 2021, 01:37:37 pm »
This is not true.  99.99% of nature is a vacuum.