For those who say it can't happen here!

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    For those who say it can't happen here!

    Here is a link similar to when the Navy Seals were blocked on facebook:

    Twitter suspends Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama comic | The Daily Caller

    Very slippery slope!


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    Quote Originally Posted by onacoma View Post
    Here is a link similar to when the Navy Seals were blocked on facebook:

    Twitter suspends Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama comic | The Daily Caller

    Very slippery slope!
    Twitter probably didn't like the violent imagery in the cartoon.

    But it is a privately owned company, and they have the right to ban any content and persons they like.

    Freedom of Speech, is indeed a two-way street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pythius View Post
    Twitter probably didn't like the violent imagery in the cartoon.

    But it is a privately owned company, and they have the right to ban any content and persons they like.

    Freedom of Speech, is indeed a two-way street.
    I could agree with you if they played the same way with all accounts, but to remove one, and let another remain active is not how you play the game.

    Twitter also wouldn’t say why it hasn’t taken similar action against the terror group Hamas and its supporters for tweeting “Death to the Jews” and other threats of violence.

    Read more: Twitter suspends Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama comic | The Daily Caller
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    Twitter, like this forum, probably has rules that must be followed. I personally don't know as I've never wasted a second of my remaining lifespan on Twitter or Facebook. If you want to play the first Amendment game, buy a newspaper company and go for it. If you don't want to play by Twitter rules (or anyone else's you choose to play with), play elsewhere.
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    The 1st Amendment isn't about the private-sector. It only deals with the public-sector.
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    Not sure why this account got cancelled. Twitter has plenty of people espousing anti-Obama rhetoric. Must be more to the story.

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    Slippery slope? Sounds more like peeing on the living room rug. Most likely a rules/decorum type violation of the forum/service rules.
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    For those who say it can't happen here!

    Don't like it, don't use their service. Isn't that what capitalism is supposed to be about anyway? And if there's one thing this country loves more than Jesus it's capitalism. The market can determine if that behavior is appropriate or not (on the part of twitter, not the user).

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