I dunno why but I find this approach quite humourous. I mean, don't get me wrong, this does put a smile of satisfaction on my face. But it would've been better to have just delete those tweets that spread misinformation.
You don't need any sort of justification. Misinformation is misinformation, it deserves to be deleted by its very nature.
Bebochekov, 25 Nov 2020Yes only the New York times and Washington Post can make Unsubstantiated claims and not be cen... more99% agreed with everything. People don't realize that NY Times and WP are actually controlling the narrative.
The 1% is for when you said "I need Twitter to protect free speech." With free speech also comes with idiocy and misinformation.
If you want to stop spreading misleading information, block those points temporarily and if proven, permanently. One thing can be seen but not liked. Ridiculous!!
Whole Twitter is a misleading platform, bunch of hypocrites.
Bebochekov, 25 Nov 2020Yes only the New York times and Washington Post can make Unsubstantiated claims and not be cen... moreThey allow every media to; where did you get that they don't allow all but the two you mentioned to? You know that a disclaimer isn't a refusal to allow tweet to be posted, right?
If you had said that disclaimers should be added to every such tweet (if some top recent ones were allowed, while others were "disputed", share links let me see for myself, not just say it and expect me to believe) I'd have totally agreed. But you didn't. Instead you came asking for all lies to be promoted and allowed to go wild, not just some. Do you all even think about what you say before they're let out?
The lesser fake news, misinformation and damaging false claims out there, the better! But what would even be better than that would for virtually all – I don't know the feasibility of blocking all of them; the less audacious ones might slip through – of them to be discouraged.
Cyberchum, 24 Nov 2020Twitter didn't say "no more open debates & arguments," nor is it "simp... moreYes only the New York times and Washington Post can make Unsubstantiated claims and not be censored. We are being manipulated by powerful people who want to decide what is true and what is not. That is very dangerous to a free society. I for one don't need Twitter to protect me, I need Twitter to protect free speech.
Anders, 25 Nov 2020"sissy" that is homophobic, so by your standards surely constitutes hate speech and ... more"Who did Twitter tell not to post tweets? Mind telling, or YOU'D PREFER TO EAT YOUR FAKE NEWS? Yes, it's your likes that spread falsehoods, must be why you are wailing like a sissy;" you chose exactly what was expected of you.
Sissy, homophobic? LMAO. When ignorance speaks.
Cyberchum, 24 Nov 2020Who did Twitter tell not to post tweets? Mind telling, or you'd prefer to eat your fake n... moreFake news term these days so overused it ended up meaning "stuff I do not agree with."
Yes, that includes you.
Cyberchum, 24 Nov 2020Who did Twitter tell not to post tweets? Mind telling, or you'd prefer to eat your fake n... more"sissy" that is homophobic, so by your standards surely constitutes hate speech and you should be censored?
Or is it ok when The Left do it?
Anders, 24 Nov 2020If they're are choosing who's tweets and accounts are published on their platform, t... moreWho did Twitter tell not to post tweets? Mind telling, or you'd prefer to eat your fake news? Yes, it's your likes that spread falsehoods, must be why you are wailing like a sissy.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2020Twitter isn't a publisher, it's a platform, and we're not talking about free sp... moreIf they're are choosing who's tweets and accounts are published on their platform, then they need to be held accountable as publishers. Simple really
Anders, 24 Nov 2020If Twitter want to decide what opinions to publish then they need to be held accountable as pu... moreTwitter isn't a publisher, it's a platform, and we're not talking about free speech, anyone if free to share whatever opinion they want on Twitter, we're talking specifically about users making inaccurate or false statements and stating them as fact. Twitter is trying to stop the spread of misinformation, not opinion - please stop deflecting
Whackcar, 24 Nov 2020I'm a centrist, and let me tell you these "fact checks" & "disputes&qu... moreSocial media have already caused fragmentation in society by enabling people to amplify their nonsense in those echo chambers. Far-left people talking in the extremes, far-right people talking in the extremes, zero chances of dialogue and instant flaming if you try otherwise. Facts are widely available on reputable source (not Breitbart or Rebel News) but it doesn't matter because on social media, you can find people that agree with whatever stupid proposition you have, and approval is better than facts. What we need isn't "trying the same thing as before", it's to abandon that cancer that is social media.
Besides, what is happening isn't that people are leaving Twitter. What's happening is that people sharing this false and misleading information are leaving. This doesn't lead to more open debate, not at all. It's yet another echo chamber.
AnonD-558092, 24 Nov 2020Ah yes. Where exactly did you see me pledge support for any party in my comment?
Quit your pa... moreI made no reference to your "party" nor did I "attack" you.
I said it's sad you are so willing to accept such censorship from untouchable billionaires. If you think that's an "attack" then no wonder you are so pro censorship 🤦♂️🤦♂️
Anders, 24 Nov 2020If Twitter want to decide what opinions to publish then they need to be held accountable as pu... moreAh yes. Where exactly did you see me pledge support for any party in my comment?
Quit your pathetic personal attacks. That's not how civilized people argue.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2020Twitter shouldn't benefit from the protections of Section 230 then if they want to censor... moreFirst, that's not censorship. You can still like and post that clearly false information. Then, removing S230 would make every platform liable for everything people post on it. And now true censorship would begin, as they would erase everything that could cause even the smallest liability.
Quit seeing what isn't there and start seeing what actually is.
AnonD-558092, 24 Nov 2020Free speech means the government can't arrest you for emitting an opinion. It doesn'... moreIf Twitter want to decide what opinions to publish then they need to be held accountable as publishers. But Leftists are against that for some reason
It's truly sad that you and so many others say "I believe in free speech.... BUT". Happily supporting billionaires who take away people's rights because currently it isn't you they're trying to silence.
An attack on free speech is an attack on us all, and on democracy. They're are plenty of Leftists who talk utter BS, but "while I don’t agree with what they say but I will defend to the death they're right to say it"
The amount of ignorance in the comments below is irritating.
As i said below, the Facebook fact-checks are biased, and that will apply to these Twitter disputes too. My comment below makes complete sense to anyone who isn't ignorant.