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Cracking down on big tech companies for violating anti-trust laws is completely reasonable. Threading to or actually cracking down for political bias is completely unconstitutional.

Corporations enjoy the exact same rights as people, which include the right to free speech. The right to free speech includes the right to express political bias.

The government has to show it has a compelling interest in regulating the speech and that it is doing it in the least restrictive means. Trump trying to silence critics is not a compelling interest.

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Hope they can Trump himself. Otherwise they're hypocrites.

He's as abusive as they get in his some of his tweets.

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The same people who are outraged (outraged, I tell you!) about a private company choosing not to provide a platform to a private customer and mistakenly call it "censorship" also cheer for the POTUS demanding the New York Times turn over to the government the person who wrote their recent anonymous op-ed.

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That should read * BAN Trump himself.

Apologies, typo.

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I am no fan of Little Marco, but Alex Jones' debacle with Marco Rubio the other day was embarrassing. This guy is just as umbalanced as the man-child in the WH.

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@wolfp Freedom of speech is dying in America.

And Trump is leading the charge to try to kill it.

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@bas4 Since liberals only control Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Apple. Trump is the one trying make the playing field equal

Liberals? I'd look at the lists of shareholders more closely. Too bad if you're not one of them.

You mentioned for profit corporations, each of them currently making the US economy appear stronger. If Trump and his followers want to limit those corporations, it will negatively affect the economy. Unless he wants their share prices lowered so he can use the money he's laundered to swoop down and buy.

Interesting that Trump and his base say they want something called a 'free market' to prevail while at the same time trying to undermine corporations by having the politician-in-charge-of-the-government attack them.

And by 'make the playing field equal' are you admitting Trump's trying to kill free speech, supposedly guaranteed by the 1st Amendment? I think so. Stop Trump from further undermining the Constitution.

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Loving the feigned outrage by the righties here. On the one hand you gladly remind folks that the NFL has the right to force players to stand for the national anthem, but at the same time seem to think twitter banning Jones is a violation of his right to free speech. What gives?

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I believe the man has the constitutional right to say whatever he wants

He sure does, and he has the right to say it on any platform that wants to have him.

No one has taken away his right to speak.

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This guy is an idiot but everyone is entitled to their opinion and is free to communicate to anyone that wants to listen.

That's correct, he is free to communicate to anyone that wants to listen. Twitter has not changed that circumstance one whit.

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cla68Today  07:03 am JSTLeftists and

I know those who've polarized existence and divided it up between their side and its extreme opposite with nothing in between use terms like leftist/dems/libs/socialists as shortcuts to mean 'enemy'.

I think doing that makes it easier for the hard-of-thinking, their market, those they're trying to reach, to understand things. The benighted hear one of those words used and react; they're then able to more easily believe what Alex Jones, Bannon, the Putin and Murdoch global media outlets say.

Twitter is an international corporation whose shares are owned by millions. The shareholders' political beliefs no doubt run the spectrum, but I would bet most would best be described as conservatives.

Twitter users beliefs run the spectrum. An example of one pole, the ultra rightist twitterer-in-chief.

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It's clear that some posters know zero about the constitution. The constitution guarantees rights against government intrusion. Private corporations are not the government, which means the constitution does not appy in this situation.

Hate speech is protected by the constitution to a certain extent, but not to the same extent as political speech. However, the constitution does not restrict what private corporations do in regards to speech.

If you bothered to do even cursory research regarding what the constitution applies to, you wouldn't look stupid when commenting on it.

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@bass...loudmouth that is always on some conspiracy hunt. If you don’t like the guy, don’t listen, but as a society, we need to be careful, hate speech is also protected speech, because this is slowly going down a slippery slope.....you do realize this is about Jones because it seems you think its about Trump..

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but a conservative we have to regulate

Do you regard Jones as a conservative? I don’t know a lot about him but he seems to be a libertarian nut job. Conspiracy theorists are a very similar bunch - they use the same buzzwords and tend to be libertarian.

Interesting but not unexpected to see conservatives claim Jones as one of their own in this case.

Very transparent.

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No one got arrested.

Then there was no infringement of his right to say what he believes.

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the social media is a platform and not a corporation

The term social media refers to a platform, but the entities being argued against are corporations that run social media platforms, and colloquially when people refer to social media, they are referring to the corporations that run the platforms. So while what you are saying is correct, what you are referring to is not the same as what everyone else is debating here. What people are debating is the decision by corporations that run specific social media platforms.

the corporations which own this platform have to allow alternate view points or have to openly announce which political belief they will allow and which they will ban.

There is no requirement for that whatsoever. Does Fox have to announce they are biased-right? Does CNN have to announce they are biased-left? Nope.

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The more these tech companies ban him the more his website app gets downloaded - don't they realise they don't have the monopoly

Actually, it's been reported that since his banning by FB and Youtube, traffic to his website has halved.

Which is good. Racists shouldn't be given platforms.

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I like being part of the liberal elite. It has a nice ring to it. . I just thought it would pay better. And then, if I’m the elite, what is the negative word for Republican multimillionaire scum, then?

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@cla68 Leftists and their censorship fetish.

Leftists? Think about Russia, an uber right state and its lack of press freedoms.

US corporations are different from Russian. US corporations care about market share. Russian corporations care about pandering to the tsar.

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Fools will always try to conflate a private company not giving a dangerous person their platform with censorship, but the plain fact is that censorship is irrelevant to this discussion. Twitter does not owe Jones anything.

Advertising products with false claims about what they do, intentionally and maliciously lying about members of the public, calling on your followers to harass innocent people because you don't like their politics, threatening violence against others - these routine Jones habits aren't merely annoying to liberals, they're illegal. Any company that chooses to publish illegal speech is an accessory to it. Twitter is perfectly justified to ban someone who uses their platform to commit crimes. If only every web publisher had the courage to protect their general user-base from the tiny number of far-right predators among them who use their platforms to harass and attack.

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Yes, Twitter has

They did? When did they get him arrested? How?! Why wasn’t this front page news?! Did Twitter do a coup on the US government?!

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@bas4 Since liberals only control Facebook,

In one of your posts you mentioned using Instagram. Which is owned by Facebook. If people are rich enough to own private jets, they should be in touch with fellow anti-'liberals' within the ultra-rich sphere and so able to pool their wealth together to create rivals to the 'liberal' controlled media.

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In the US, the first amendment right to free speech does not guarantee a speaker a platform or a venue, it protects the right of the speaker to express himself of herself without fear of being silenced by the government or an agency of the government. Nothing more, nothing less. It has no bearing on anything other than the right of an individual to freedom of self expression, whether by word or, to a lesser extent, action (see "flag burning").

Private venues have always been allowed to set standards of behaviour for their customers and patrons - to use the obvious example, to prevent them shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theatre. He who owns the channel controls the content, mitigatged by the influence of advertisers, customers, the public at large... but their doing so is beyond the scope of any first amendment consideration - they neither have to provide a forum, or change their policy in response to boycotts or protests. The first amendment has nothing to do with this situation - it simply states that the government may not infringe on an individual's right to self-expression.

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@bass4funk

Actually, no I don’t. I was thinking more about the idiots in Hollywood and nutjobs like Corey Booker and Harris.

Thank you Mr. Booker and Ms. Harris for being a REAL americans and not trying to push through a lifetime appointed Supreme Court Justice with barely 15% of his legal history available for Congressional review and a mere matter of days for proceedings.

Good job outing Kavanaugh and the Republicans!

Truth matters.

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Interesting but not unexpected to see conservatives claim Jones as one of their own in this case.

As you said, you don’t know anything about Alex Jones, most Europeans don’t, so it’s not a big thing then.

So you are claiming Jones is a conservative.

Interesting bedfellow. Any port in a storm, eh?

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This is the sub-human who espouses the belief that Sandy Hook was faked and the traumatized children (yes, children) and their grieving parents are paid “crisis actors”.

Defamation of Character, libel.

This is not just a point of view. It is illegal.

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Why are so many people lacking in a basic understanding of the fact that the First Amendment protects you from the government, not a private company?

Nobody is saying you don't have the ability to proclaim spaghetti is evil in a packed stadium. What we are saying is you do not have a right to do so because the stadium owner can disallow it.

This is not rocket surgery, but the conservatives here sure are acting like it is. Are you being intentionally obtuse? How does that promote dialogue?

All of you posters that employ blanket statements such as, "Liberals do this" and "conservatives do that" do understand you are emoloying the same language that racists use, correct? Just like Trump did in the 70s when he decided that all black people in NYC engaged in criminal behavior when he denied them rentals.

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@gogogo:

As before: I have strong political views, and I am entitled to hold and express them. But I am not entitled to have a talkshow on CNN just because I want one.

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"We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts' past violations."

Nuff said. Private orgs have the right to set their terms as longs as they aren’t discriminatory. Alex Jones agreed to the terms, violated the terms and got tossed. Beyond that, right wing protestations smack of disingenuousness. Our usual Trump supporters would no doubt have an entirety different view if the likes of say, BLM or Hillary Clinton, were to be banned.

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How long until we get a slightly literate conservative posting run-on sentences about the fascist left/liberals/leftists and their lack of respect for fairness?

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While I don't believe this guy, twitter shouldn't ban people for their opinions.

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@cochise Another nail in the coffin of free speech.

Those favoring free speech and a free, for-profit press can use that as a slogan when ultra-rightists make attacks on 'western' media and private corporations not favored by the twitter-in-chief, Alex Jones, Breitbart, Putin and Murdoch global media empires!

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Liberals understand that free speech applies to everyone.

Do the conservative posters on this site even want to engage in dialogue? They seem to only want to engage in inflammotary hyperbole. That's not very constructive or mature.

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Jones' freedom of speech has not been infringed. The First Amendment means that you have the right to speak without fear of legal reprisal. It does not mean that you have a right to a platform for your views.

For example, as an American citizen, I have a right to say "Trump is a useless buffoon". But I don't have the right to address Congress and say that. I don't have the right to a talk show. I don't have the right to a newspaper column.

Alex Jones does not have a right to a Twitter account. If he wants to keep spouting far right nonsense without fear of repercussion, he should join the Japan Today forums.

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Banning anyone like is not the way to go. The public is mature and smart enough to make up its own mind.

Not the American public. Look at the 2016 election. The Russians proved that they aren't mature and smart enough by convincing enough American's to vote for Trump that he managed to win, even without getting as many votes as his opponent. That's a LOT of people. And his inept performance ever since has shown clearly that those who chose him are not mature or smart enough to make up their own minds. On the contrary, the Russians made their minds up for them.

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@Sneezy: Quite simply, why not? If I think spaghetti is evil and people come to the stadium knowing I will be talking about evil spaghetti they can really complain. Just like if they don't want to listen to this guy (don't blame them) just block him.

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Forget about spaghetti please.

*can't really complain

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Katsu78 is right. The far-right don't want freedom of speech, they want hate speech without consequences.

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At least two people downvoted my comment which essentially said "racism is bad". Tells you all you need to know about the American right.

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Twitter can ban abusive posters. It is part of the user agreement. If he came into my living room, I’d free speech his butt out the door too.

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right wing isn't good for a country. A nation without compassion isn't worth living in

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Just contact Alex and tell him you wrote some articles and you want him to put it on his website. If he says NO, then he obviously is against free speech.

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Truth Matters!

Lol! Yes, it does!

Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times

https://www.thedailybeast.com/newly-released-emails-show-brett-kavanaugh-may-have-perjured-himself-at-least-four-times?yptr=yahoo

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A nation ruled by elites who think they know what's best for everyone and just want a nation of sheep isn't worth living in.

If you had shown me this quote, without any reference as to who was being spoken of, I would say Republicans without hesitation.

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Just contact Alex and tell him you wrote some articles and you want him to put it on his website. If he says NO, then he obviously is against free speech.

This describes the situation to a T. But I suspect that many here will just ignore it rather than acknowledging it.

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The tech companies will crush the government.

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This they will never do, because if they do this, they will loose massive number of users and will be reduced to a left only, anti-government platform.

Exactly. Blatantly declaring a position would most definitely lose users. Only corporations that see a commercial benefit in declaring for one political slant over another are going to publicly declare that, and the primary social networking platforms are all companies trying to vie for as many users as they can.

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Nope, the social media is a platform and not a corporation, the corporations which own this platform have to allow alternate view points or have to openly announce which political belief they will allow and which they will ban.

See Strangerland's 12:24 for how it works in reality. A lot of conservative posters here could do cursory research and prevent themselves from looking ignorant.

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First they came for Alex Jones 

And I was totally fine with it because he sucks and Twitter is a private platform.

1st amendment, free-speech etc., has nothing to do with private platforms..

Next Twitter should ban racist and misogynist Trump. There is absolutely no justification for keeping his vile account active.

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SneezyToday  03:50 pm JST

Actually, it's been reported that since his banning by FB and Youtube, traffic to his website has halved.

Which is good. Racists shouldn't be given platforms.

Good point. Which is pretty clear proof first that he isn't being censored, and second that the people complaining about this aren't actually worried about censorship, they just want to force private companies to broadcast messages they personally agree with.

Another Twitter troll infamous for inciting mobs to harass innocent people, Milo Yiannopoulos, lost his power to inflict pain when Twitter issued a lifetime ban to him. He still has the right to say whatever he wants on any other platform that will host him, and of course he has the right to build any platform he wants. But since the only thing he ever had going for him was the ability to direct rabid, fanatical followers to abuse people he disagreed with, he clearly doesn't have the talent to build a platform with any meaningful following and I hear he mostly just mopes on Facebook.

Which tells me that deplatforming these hateful abusers is the morally, ethically, and economically correct reaction to them. When they use private companies' platforms to abuse that company's other users, they don't get some kind of magical rights conjured out of the ether.

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Another nail in the coffin of free speech.

Not quite. Please educate yourself on whom the First Amendment restricts from infringing on speech. Don't forget to delve into the case law.

Reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions are constitutional if applied equally by a governmental entity, which private companies aren't. If not applied equally, it runs afoul dog the 14th Amendment, not the First.

Apologies for the second lesson in First Amendment jurisprudence. Some posters clearly do not trust the market and do not have the slightest clue about what free speech means.

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@sneezy  Tells you all you need to know about the American right.

With assistance from 'abroad'.

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Well, maybe you should take that up with Jones, who posted the video of the whole thing.

I don’t care about Jones, I care about liberals thinking it’s no big deal, it’s just another conservative, if it’s a liberal and the reverse happens we have to do something, how dare the right try and silence free speech. Again, liberals love and respect freedom of speech as long as it pertains to other liberals.

Anyway, Jones is an absolute nut job, so no surprises he has your support.

Yes, not because I like the guy because I believe Twitter is wrong, they allow liberal hate speech all the time, so there shouldn’t be anything wrong with them allowing a nut job like Jones to have a platform, but I digress.

The supremacists are afraid to get muzzled :)

Or the liberals are scared to lose their troll people at will.

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Im fine with conservatives thinking they are being discriminated against.

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traitors and sycophants upset about being moderated. No wonder USA is falling apart

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Sessions convening state AsG to look into this will go down like a lead balloon. As a lawyer, he's gotta know he doesn't have a single leg to stand on here. I suppose the effort was instigated by Trump, and Sessions is going along to curry favor and because he knows the effort will result in much hot air and zero action.

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@Sneezy: This guy is an idiot but everyone is entitled to their opinion and is free to communicate to anyone that wants to listen. If I think spaghetti is evil I'm entitled to think that and voice my concern about it.

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@gogogo: you are entitled to say that spaghetti is evil. You are not entitled to a stadium packed with an audience to do so.

Alex Jones is free to say he thinks Sandy Hook was a hoax. He is not entitled to do so on Twitter without Twitter's permission.

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Yes, but no one knew at the time that liberals would hijack the social media and start trying to implement their fascist policies.

Liberals hijacked social media. The right hijacked the government. Seems like a good balance actually.

If the liberals don't like the government, they can vote it out. If the right doesn't like social media, they can make their own.

Fair right down the line.

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When have liberals ever wanted to have engaging dialogue?? That’s a new one.

So that's a no to my question. Okay, we can play at the hyperbole game also.

Liberals hijacked the social media platforms they created? Ummm . . . Where exactly is the logic in that statement?

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There's no such thing as bad publicity.

Alex is getting more exposure than ever and people are going to his site to check what all the fuss is about.

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What I want to know is why is the Internet, which Al Gore invented, still allowing this far-right conspiracy theorist to have a website?

”The Internet” isn’t a monolithic always thing. Your question is like saying “why do governments allow heart surgeons to have jobs when stabbing someone is illegal?”

Also, Al Gore didn’t invent the internet.

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What I want to know is why is the Internet, which Al Gore invented, still allowing this far-right conspiracy theorist to have a website?

Did he also invent “In n Out”?

”The Internet” isn’t a monolithic always thing. Your question is like saying “why do governments allow heart surgeons to have jobs when stabbing someone is illegal?”

It shouldn’t be, but sadly, it is.

Also, Al Gore didn’t invent the internet.

Of course not, but liberals still control and monopolize the largest search engine, music and social sites.

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Alex Jones insulted a lot of parents(and people in general) who lost their children at Sandy Hook, by saying the incident was a hoax. Against all evidence, he said that this was fake. His audience, whom are without doubt Trump supporters, and gun lovers, believe everything he would spew, and it further supported their view that fake news is a real thing. Most of us could not think of a more malicious and cruel act toward parents who had their young ones killed by bullets. I can't even imagine how devastating it would be to lose a kindergarten or younger aged child, and to see the reality of a bloodied, bullet ridden, lifeless, young, precious loved one, who that morning was without a care, except for a wonderful future, eating his/her breakfast, along with the knowledge of the fear that encompassed the final few minutes. Visions completely haunting.

And then to have this satanic type idiot ridicule them and their fallen children as fake is reprehensible and creates a profuse anger within all that is right in our souls.

Twitter can do what it wants, and there should be no argument whatsoever. It's like a rule of a private school or business or bank. You follow their rules, or it's out the door, because they can do as they please. There should be no way anyone who has seen or heard the Alex Jones debacle on Sandy Hook wonder why Jones was deleted. Well, they might wonder why it took so long, but I guess Twitter tried to be as tolerant as possible, and finally said, 'Good riddance, enough of your slime and stupid views'.

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Freedom of speech is dying in America.

The supremacists are afraid to get muzzled :)

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bass4funk: "Grandstanding, nothing more. If these were closed hearings, there is no way they would get nutty like this."

Well, maybe you should take that up with Jones, who posted the video of the whole thing.

Anyway, Jones is an absolute nut job, so no surprises he has your support.

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Im fine with conservatives thinking they are being discriminated against

I don’t care personally if liberals think we are not.

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There's no such thing as bad publicity.

Tell that to right wing idol and pedophile apologist Milo “Who?” Yianoppolis

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Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times

Don't worry, he will be confirmed. The Dems are trying hard, I’ll give them that, but it will fail, get ready for a big upset you guys.

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Good. Time to tackle the misogynists now.

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Corporations enjoy the exact same rights as people, which include the right to free speech. The right to free speech includes the right to express political bias.

The government has to show it has a compelling interest in regulating the speech and that it is doing it in the least restrictive means. Trump trying to silence critics is not a compelling interest.

Nope, the social media is a platform and not a corporation, the corporations which own this platform have to allow alternate view points or have to openly announce which political belief they will allow and which they will ban. This they will never do, because if they do this, they will loose massive number of users and will be reduced to a left only, anti-government platform.

And Trump is not trying to silence anyone, these corporations though silence alternate view points on a regular basis.

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The more these tech companies ban him the more his website app gets downloaded - don't they realise they don't have the monopoly

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"Twitter on Thursday said it had banned far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform as well as the account of Infowars, the website he operates."

What I want to know is why is the Internet, which Al Gore invented, still allowing this far-right conspiracy theorist to have a website?

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Although Jones is a nutball, banning him will only fan his and his supporters flames of conspiracy , make them even more paranoid and dangerous and force them underground. Banning anyone like is not the way to go. The public is mature and smart enough to make up its own mind. We don’t need anyone to decide what we should or should not be exposed too. Very very dangerous, no matter what the intentions. We have enough examples of thought policing around the world to take heed.

Dont take this route America, it will come back to bite you in the future big time.

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Thank you Mr. Booker and Ms. Harris for being a REAL americans

What? Lol

and not trying to push through a lifetime appointed Supreme Court Justice with barely 15% of his legal history available for Congressional review and a mere matter of days for proceedings.

Grandstanding, nothing more. If these were closed hearings, there is no way they would get nutty like this.

Good job outing Kavanaugh and the Republicans!

Truth matters.

What in the world are you talking about? Liberals and truth? Like a box of angry bees thrown into a tent with people in it. There was no outing. There was only trying to embarrass him trying to get under his skin, trying to get him angry, trying to battle him and all failed. And for what? He will be concerned and that’s the end of that story and that’s also the end of the liberal agenda hysteria that has been strangling the rest of America.

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"Your question is like saying “why do governments allow heart surgeons to have jobs when stabbing someone is illegal?”

That analogy is absurd.

"Also, Al Gore didn’t invent the internet."

Ya don't say! lol

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Left wing is infinitely worse. A nation ruled by elites who think they know what's best for everyone and just want a nation of sheep isn't worth living in.

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In one of your posts you mentioned using Instagram. Which is owned by Facebook. If people are rich enough to own private jets, they should be in touch with fellow anti-'liberals' within the ultra-rich sphere and so able to pool their wealth together to create rivals to the 'liberal' controlled media.

Yes, but no one knew at the time that liberals would hijack the social media and start trying to implement their fascist policies.

Interesting but not unexpected to see conservatives claim Jones as one of their own in this case.

As you said, you don’t know anything about Alex Jones, most Europeans don’t, so it’s not a big thing then.

Do the conservative posters on this site even want to engage in dialogue? They seem to only want to engage in inflammotary hyperbole. That's not very constructive or mature.

When have liberals ever wanted to have engaging dialogue?? That’s a new one.

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Freedom of speech is dying in America.

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loudmouth that is always on some conspiracy hunt. If you don’t like the guy, don’t listen, but as a society, we need to be careful, hate speech is also protected speech, because this is slowly going down a slippery slope.....you do realize this is about Jones because it seems you think its about Trump..

Actually, no I don’t. I was thinking more about the idiots in Hollywood and nutjobs like Corey Booker and Harris.

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I believe the man has the constitutional right to say whatever he wants, those rights don’t extend to only liberals and I don’t think people’s thoughts or speeches should be policed, blocked or hindered, however I do think Jones is a annoying, loudmouth that is always on some conspiracy hunt. If you don’t like the guy, don’t listen, but as a society, we need to be careful, hate speech is also protected speech, because this is slowly going down a slippery slope. I don’t like how the left are doing whatever they can to block the right from speaking, but if it continues, I do believe that sooner or later it will backfire on the left.

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No one got arrested. Smh....It’s just once again the left unwilling to calling out the usual hypocrisy. I’m a Snapchat guy anyway, maybe Jones should go there. Lol

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And Trump is leading the charge to try to kill it.

Since liberals only control Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Apple. Trump is the one trying make the playing field equal, that liberals think free-speech is something only that they are entitled to only.

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Another nail in the coffin of free speech.

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Leftists and their censorship fetish.

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He sure does, and he has the right to say it on any platform that wants to have him.

No one has taken away his right to speak.

Yes, Twitter has and yes, they are a private company they can do whatever they want, but these liberals love free speech when they want to get their message across no matter how toxic it is, but a conservative we have to regulate. I personally don’t care about Jones, but this is getting ridiculous. But when you start blocking liberals from speaking, you can’t do that, you have to respect my freedom of speech. Smh

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