Twitter Suspends Cornell Student For Showing Embarrassing Picture Of Hunter Biden

Twitter LogoThe conservative site College Fix has an account from a Cornell student that caught my eye today in light of the lawsuit yesterday against Twitter by Project Veritas for violating ill-defined “privacy rule.”  Joseph Silverstein says that he was suspended after showing a widely available picture of Hunter Biden in his underwear — one of the pictures taken from his laptop. Twitter insists that the picture violates privacy rules despite being taken from an allegedly abandoned laptop, widely discussed in the public domain, and concerning a matter of public debate. It is also another example of Twitter’s strikingly conflicted censorship policies where images of Rudy Giuliani allegedly groping himself are permissible but a media confrontation in front of a home with a Facebook executive or a picture connected to the Biden laptop are not.

Silverstein recounts posting a tweet above the picture stating “Imagine if this was Don Jr. instead of Hunter Biden?” The picture has appeared widely in publications and on various sites.

Twitter however deleted the tweet, suspended the student, and notified him that he was blocked for “violating our rules against sharing privately produced/distributed intimate media of someone without their express consent.”

Ironically, Biden himself has refused to acknowledge that these photos or the other files and emails are authentic.  The media has steadfastly refused to press him on the authenticity of the contents.

Notably, a recent study purportedly showing neutral censorship rules by Twitter admitted that the company does not share actual data and that any information is actually “inconclusive” on bias due to the refusal of the company.

The concern is that Twitter is taking to heart calls from Democratic members for increased censorship on the platform. CEO Jack Dorsey previously apologized for censoring the Hunter Biden story before the election. However, rather than addressing the dangers of such censoring of news accounts, Senator Chris Coons pressed Dorsey to expand the categories of censored material to prevent people from sharing any views that he considers “climate denialism.” Likewise, Senator Richard Blumenthal seemed to take the opposite meaning from Twitter, admitting that it was wrong to censor the Biden story. Blumenthal said that he was “concerned that both of your companies are, in fact, backsliding or retrenching, that you are failing to take action against dangerous disinformation.” Accordingly, he demanded an answer to this question:

“Will you commit to the same kind of robust content modification playbook in this coming election, including fact checking, labeling, reducing the spread of misinformation, and other steps, even for politicians in the runoff elections ahead?”

“Robust content modification” seems the new Orwellian rallying cry in our society.

What is interesting about the Twitter decision on this student is that this type of image would be the basis in torts of a claim of the public disclosure of embarrassing private facts. However, that tort has an exception for newsworthiness:

§ 652D Publicity Given to Private Life
One who gives publicity to a matter concerning the private life of another is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy, if the matter publicized is of a kind that
(a)  would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and
(b)  is not of legitimate concern to the public.

The student was using a widely discussed image of the son of the President — one of many images that critics allege not only show his period of abusive drug use (while being paid by foreign companies) but also images that could have been used to influence or blackmail the family before they were disclosed through the laptop. It is part of a national news story despite the active effort of many in the media to avoid the story. It would by any measure satisfy the newsworthy exception as would the image of Giuliani.

There is no question that this is an embarrassing photo as are the other photos of drug use and sexual trysts. The question for Twitter is what standard it is applying to public figures and public officials in such stories.

It is particularly concerning to see Twitter (which is responsible for censoring the story before the election) continuing to block discussion and refusing to address the glaring contradiction with other images allowed on its platform. Indeed, that it is the point of the tweet that the lack of media attention is in striking contrast to the “anything goes” atmosphere for conservative figures like Donald Trump Jr.

82 thoughts on “Twitter Suspends Cornell Student For Showing Embarrassing Picture Of Hunter Biden”

  1. “It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential AUTHORITARIAN or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news . It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.” (Judge Laurence Silberman D.C. Circuit for the Court – Democrats with any conscience will stand up against this tyrannical behavior … if there are any Democrats of conscience left.

  2. Stop caterwauling – start competing. Conservative mainstream media and social media platforms should have been established long ago.

    Milquetoast conservatives have never taken the communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) seriously, as mortal enemies. The American Founders required citizens to be “…free white person(s)…” and voters to be: Male, European, 21 with 50 lbs. Sterling/50 acres. The American Founders designed a turnout of 11.6% in 1788 and did not allow 88.4% of the population to vote (it is known and knowable that politicians will “buy” votes and that parasites will vote en masse for “free stuff” and largesse). What’s that tell you about their “conservatism” and conservatism in general?

    Leaders lead…or not. The American Founders harbored NO Phantom White Guilt. No more Mr. Nice Guy – it’s long past time for robust aggressive conservatism perpetrated by meat eaters. We don’t want their love; we don’t want their respect; we want their fear. American interests are righteous, legitimate, legal and moral. Survival of the fittest is a physical axiom. Milquetoast conservatives are unfit sellouts – I give you John Boehner, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney et al.
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    The owners of Twitter have full, unassailable authority to “…claim and exercise dominion…” over their property, Twitter.

    The right to private property is not qualified by the Constitution and is, therefore, absolute.

    The right to private property shall not be altered, enhanced, diminished, modified or otherwise “interpreted” by any court, judge or Justice.

    Congress and States have no authority to deny the right of individuals to “claim and exercise dominion” over their private property.

    Congress may only “take” private property in its entirety, with just compensation.

    No person shall be deprived of the inalienable right and freedom to “…claim and exercise…” dominion over private property.

    “No person shall…be deprived of…property,…”
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    5th Amendment

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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    “[Private property is] that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual.”

    – James Madison

  3. Before President Trump, I asked Rasheed Talib why she blamed Jews for violence when Jews don’t teach their children to strap on a backpack full of bombs and blow up a bus load of Palestinians… i got an email from Twitter saying i had a lifetime ban. All my followers were deleted and i was blocked. If you’re a conservative in Obama and Jobama’s Murika you will be targeted and blamed for the plight of the blacks who have no daddy.. end of political fodder. Facebook and Twitter are the definition of plantation and delusion

    1. You are correct, it just took a while for influential conservatives to experience what has been the norm at street level for decades. It came as no surprise to me for the Left to come out against a two party system and go complete authoritarian as soon as they had to the tools.

  4. Everyone should be concerned about a back door Social Credit system, and the potential for abuse, in the alliance between Big Tech and the Democrat Party.

    Hollywood, most of the news media, K-grad school education system, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google itself have created systemic bias against conservatives. They have taken the roll of propaganda for the Democrat Party and their reach is more pervasive and convincing than any ham-handed government propaganda could ever hope. It’s Wag the Dog, from one manufactured crisis to another. False stories, like the lie that all cops are racists hunting blacks, gain traction through the force of repetition across all channels.

    It’s not “going woke”; it’s going brainwashed.

    This is bad if you desire a fully informed public capable of critical thinking. The public doesn’t really form its own opinions anymore. It’s pushed. It’s estimated that this concerted power can, and does, swing elections.

    This should scare you.

    1. “Hollywood, most of the news media, K-grad school education system, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google itself have created systemic bias against conservatives. ”

      If you think Hollywood is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the entertainment industry.
      If you think the educational system is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the educational system.
      If you think big tech is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in big tech.
      If you think the news media are too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the news media.
      Etc.

      “This is bad if you desire a fully informed public capable of critical thinking.”

      Critical thinking is important on the right and the left and in the middle. Unfortunately, some people on the right and the left and in the middle have weak reasoning skills. One thing that people should learn is not to make wild overgeneralizations.

      1. Anonymous:

        “If you think Hollywood is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the entertainment industry.” Pay attention. Conservatives are blacklisted by Hollywood McCarthyism. See Gina Carano, for example. They can’t work for major Hollywood studios. You are to recall that a Disney executive posted an image of the wood chipper scene from Fargo, captioned that he was fantasizing about feeding the Covington Catholic High School boys, screaming, MAGA hat first, into a wood chipper. That’s the level of extremism in Hollywood today.

        This is why Daily Wire has started producing movies. Their first, Run, Hide, Fight met with some critical success. I’m a bit limited on internet out here, so I have not been able to stream it, yet. They have hired Gina Carano.

        “If you think the educational system is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the educational system.” Pay attention. Conservatives can’t work in the public education system. There is open bias in hiring practices, and harassment of the few conservatives to hold positions in academia. If you’d read Turley’s blog regularly, you would know this.

        “If you think big tech is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in big tech.” They can’t. Big Tech blacklists conservatives. Remember when the guy got fired for claiming that there are physical differences between men and women, and that left to their own devices, statistically more women choose to be teachers while more men choose STEM?

        Telling conservatives they have to invent their own Facebook or Google doesn’t work, either. The monopoly actively crushes competition. See Parler.

        “If you think the news media are too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the news media.” Rush Limbaugh and Fox News were pioneers in conservative media. You will note that Big Tech censors them.

        You should take your own advice and reason through these issues. These aren’t “wild overgeneralization”. These are easily proven facts.

        1. “Conservatives are blacklisted by Hollywood McCarthyism. See Gina Carano, for example. They can’t work for major Hollywood studios.”

          That’s false. There are a number of conservatives who work for major Hollywood studios. Carano was fired by Disney for making comments that were troublesome for Disney as a “family-friendly” business, and she was hired elsewhere in Hollywood.

          “Conservatives can’t work in the public education system.”

          Sure they can. I know some who do. Also, look at how you’ve shifted from the entire “K-grad school education system,” where many of the schools are private, to focus on only the public school subset.

          “If you’d read Turley’s blog regularly, you would know this.”

          What I know is that Turley’s blog is not a random or representative sample of how conservatives are treated in the K-grad system. If you don’t know that, then you should learn more about statistical sampling.

          “Big Tech blacklists conservatives.”

          Nope, I know conservatives who work for tech companies, and there are well-known conservative CEOs, like Peter Thiel.

          “The monopoly actively crushes competition. See Parler.”

          Monopolies should be broken up. Lots of liberals support that. It was even a key part of Elizabeth Warren’s platform. As for Parler, it wasn’t crushed. It’s functioning again.

          “You will note that Big Tech censors [Rush Limbaugh and Fox News].”

          They do? How?

          “These aren’t “wild overgeneralization”. These are easily proven facts.”

          You and I disagree about that.

          1. I don’t know how seriously to take you since you deny blacklisting and censorship by Big Tech and Hollywood.

            Dana Carano was not hired “elsewhere by Hollywood”; she was hired by the Daily Wire which has just started making movies in defiance of Hollywood. A Disney exec publicly fantasized about feeding the innocent Covington High School Catholic kids, screaming, MAGA hat first, into a wood chipper. Last I checked, he wasn’t fire.

            https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blacklist-valley

            “Even some of the liberal respondents thought that left-wing intolerance had gone too far. One liberal tech worker said, “I witnessed repeated calls from managers and nonmanagers alike for people to be fired for the political views they expressed.” Another liberal employee said, “There are people who are looking for a reason to be offended, and any sort of disagreement would make them wonder if I’m a secret Trump supporter. The idea of ‘I agree with you 90%’ is not enough.” One self-identified libertarian said, “I have lost multiple talented colleagues who resigned rather than continue in the face of an increasingly extreme, narrow-minded, and regressive environment here at Google. It’s terrifying here. A real horror show. Every day could be my last.””

            1. “Dana Carano was not hired “elsewhere by Hollywood”; she was hired by the Daily Wire which has just started making movies in defiance of Hollywood. ”

              But this is exactly what I said: If you think Hollywood is too liberal, convince more conservatives to work in the entertainment industry.

              The Daily Wire is now part of the entertainment industry!

          2. “Eighty-nine percent of respondents who identified as “very conservative” said they didn’t feel comfortable expressing their opinions at work. “It’s a postmodern, secularist Silicon Valley viewpoint. Highly liberal. It’s motivated by changing the world masquerading as intellectualism,” said one conservative tech employee. A libertarian said “there were many groups devoted to identity politics” in his company, and every one of them was leftist. “If you’re not part of the liberal Democrat crowd, you’re an outsider. Talks are often politicized, whether overtly or not. The entire executive team leans in a certain direction, and you don’t want to be the odd one out for fear of being ostracized … Nobody who didn’t fit the company’s mold talked about their political views. The company was very homogenous in that sense.” One conservative employee said, “There is overwhelming internal support for leftist political candidates, policies, and ideas, and they are frequently expressed … There are zero to very few senior people who dare to speak up or represent an alternative (more conservative) point of view in company debates or policy decisions.”

            This groupthink affects everything that Big Tech does, every decision it makes, every program it releases.”

            https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blacklist-valley

            https://www.wsj.com/articles/fired-by-google-a-republican-engineer-hits-back-theres-been-a-lot-of-bullying-11564651801

  5. Everytime this happens, I have to remind people. The Left has never won a battle of ideas. The have to censure public debate, because their ideas, policies, and agenda, are not logically viable. Again, the left is forced to censure public debate.

    1. The idea of having to live behind a lie for their entire existence calling themselves Democrats instead of Socialists is now becoming even more embarrassing for sons and daughters the regressive liberals who still can’t find the word Democrat in Our Constitution. But then to have to admit to the birth name of that philosophy openly and pretend they are at best one of three kinds (National, International or Regressive Liberals aka Communists, Fascists or Ocasionly literate. What a cross to bear.

      1. “The idea of having to live behind a lie for their entire existence calling themselves Democrats instead of Socialists is now becoming even more embarrassing”

        But not quite as debasing as having to pretend that Trump is not a conman, tax cheat, sexual degenerate and inveterate liar.

        1. My how Bidenesque and how can one get any more degraded than to be a socialist in a Constitutional Republic country? What’s the point of pretending you are an American Citizen? and having to pretend to be something 180 degrees opposite to quell the stench of socialism who so exactly define how low can you go.

          No I’m not a conservative nor a Republican just a standard garden variety self governing independent whole citizen wondering who let the smell of egg sucking dog liberals in? Time for another mask or is it unmasking.

    2. Yep, the battle of ideas in passing civil rights laws in the 60s, the battle of ideas in winning the right for women to vote, …, liberals definitely lost those battles.

      1. Anonymous at 1:35, if you weren’t so bought into the spoon fed narrative by the Democrats you would take the time to do a little research before you give us all your knowledge. Senate Democrats voting against the 1964 civil rights act = 27. Senate Republicans voting against the the 1964 civil rights act = 6. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/88-1964/s409. House Republicans voting in favor of a women’s right to vote = 200. House Democrats voting for a women’s right to vote = 102. https://foxx.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399971. The Republicans voted to bring a women’s right to a vote to the Senate floor. The tally was 36 Republicans for and 20 Democrats against. digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtid=3&psid=3610 . Anonymous, your entitled to your own opinions but not to your own facts. We all know that once you see the facts you will be jumping to change your party affiliation. You will say you just didn’t know and you for once will be correct.

        1. Thank it through,

          You might not be aware, but this website only permits two or fewer hyperlinks per comment. I edited the above so that it would post. If in the future you wish the readership to review more than two links, this may be accomplished through the posting of multiple comments having two or fewer links.

        2. TIT, maybe you should learn more history yourself. Or perhaps the problem is that you just need to work on your reading skills. I didn’t claim that only liberals advanced those ideas. I pointed out that liberals didn’t lose the battle for those ideas.

          Democrat JFK advocated what would become the 1964 Civil Rights bill, and after he was assassinated, it advanced under and signed by Democrat LBJ. The Dixicrats who objected, like Sen. Strom Thurmond (then D-SC), ultimately became Republicans (Thurmond later in 1964) or were defeated, as part of the big switch where the Democrats who opposed civil rights left the party and some Republicans continued to oppose civil rights. Same with other civil rights bills, like the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

          So don’t pretend that these were ideas that were only advanced by conservatives. They had bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition.

          1. Anonymous at 5:12 pm. Looking at the voting for the civil rights bill and the legislation for the vote for women’s voting rights it’s easy to see that the fighters for these rights were Republicans. Their was bipartisan resistance but the greater resistance was from Democrats. I hope that readers of this forum will read the links that I have provided in my 2:53 pm statement to evaluate whether my presentation is correct. In their reading I hope that they will not gloss over the truth in the numbers of votes as you have. The Democrats did indeed loose their battle to stop equal rights and women’s voting rights. After their no votes they simply claimed that they were the ones responsible for the new found freedoms and you have bought in. Since you brought up LBJ here’s what he said when he signed the 1964 civil rights bill. “We’ll have these n——s voting for us for the next 200 years”. Such a joyous statement to be made at his reluctant signing of a bill for freedom. You credited the founding of the new freedoms to the Democrats and it is simply not true. You question my presentation of the facts of history but you provide no countervailing information to prove your point. That’s your story and your sticking to it. Proof or no proof.

            1. I again encourage you to work on your reading comprehension.

              “You credited the founding of the new freedoms to the Democrats ”

              I didn’t. I simply pointed out that contrary to the false claim “The Left has never won a battle of ideas,” Democrats have been on the winning side in some battles of ideas. I didn’t claim that the Democrats alone were responsible. You inferred that, but it didn’t come from me.

              “Their was bipartisan resistance”

              Yes, and there was also a bipartisan effort in favor. Why do you have a problem admitting the latter?

              As for your LBJ “quote,” it’s unproven –
              https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-voting-democratic/

              1. Anonymous, in you link to Snopes they tell us that LBJ was a “sometimes racist”. What the hell is a “sometimes racist”? Was that in just the morning or just in the evening. Thank you For sharing with us his statement saying that the blacks were getting uppity and they had to give them something. Why would they have to give the blacks something? Must have been to keep them voting for them for the next 200 years. So far it’s working. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-voting-democratic/.

              2. At the end of your link, Snopes says that it’s possible that LBJ said the statement about blacks voting for Democrats for the next two hundred years but on the whole it’s unlikely. Basically they are saying they don’t know for sure. When you present a link to support your position you should read it to the very end or you risk making yourself look foolish.

                1. I did read it in its entirety. They said that it’s unproven that LBJ said what you attributed to him in quotation marks, which is precisely what I told you: “As for your LBJ “quote,” it’s unproven.”

                  “Basically they are saying they don’t know for sure.”

                  Duh. That’s what “unproven” means.

                  Don’t put things in quotation marks that you don’t know to be an accurate quote, and don’t make false assumptions about others, “or you risk making yourself look foolish.”

                  1. How many reports does Scopes point out of by a variety of people saying that LBJ used racist language. Snopes even admitted in their supposed fact check that he was a “sometimes racist” what ever that means. So you use a source that says LBJ was a sometimes racist to sugarcoat their report. If you could explain to us what a sometimes racist is we will take your source more seriously. Please tell us how in the hell they came up with such a stupid statement and how you can in good conscience present them as a source that we should trust. Searching under every stone to look for your confirmation bias.

                    1. Again: don’t put words in quotes that you cannot substantiate.
                      And don’t attribute beliefs or acts to ME that aren’t mine.

                      “Please tell us how in the hell they came up with such a stupid statement”

                      Not my job. Please tell us how in the hell YOU come up with so many stupid statements.

                      “Please tell us … how you can in good conscience present them as a source that we should trust.”

                      They’re trustworthy if their ratings are accurate and substantiated, which they are. Their rating is that the quote is “unproven.” Instead of just admitting that you attributed a quote to LBJ that there’s no evidence he said and committing to not doing it again, you try to deflect.

          2. Anonymous at 5:12 pm, so now you tell us that Republicans were against the voting rights act of 1965. Here’s a little piece of information that you somehow think we will never find. From Wikipedia

            Voting Rights Act results by party
            The two numbers in each line of this list refer to the number of representatives voting in favor and against the act, respectively.

            Senate: 77–19

            Democrats: 47–17 (73%-27%)

            Republicans: 30–2 (94%-6%)

            House: 333–85

            Democrats: 221–61 (78%-22%)

            Republicans: 112–24 (82%-18%)

            Total Democrats voting against the act adds up to 78
            Total Republicans voting against the act adds up to 26
            Somehow out of these totals you surmise that the Republicans opposed the act.
            We are beginning more and more to realize that whatever jumps into your mind is your delusional truth.

            1. “Anonymous at 5:12 pm, so now you tell us that Republicans were against the voting rights act of 1965. ”

              What I said was that it “had bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition.” In no way does that suggest that there was uniform opposition from Republicans. On the contrary, I explicitly noted that it also had bipartisan support.

              One of your problems is that you’re so enamored of overgeneralizations, you have a hard time reading statements that AREN’T overgeneralizations and interpreting them accurately.

              “Somehow out of these totals you surmise that the Republicans opposed the act.”

              I said it “had bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition,” which is true, and instead of dealing truthfully with what I actually said, you attempt to twist it. Grow up.

              1. I was thinking about the LBJ Civil Rights Act where so many of his socialist party voted NO LBJ had to get the entire Republican Minority to vote yes to get it to past. Doesn’t matter which one. Equal Rights etc. The left after being the Party of Slavery and the Party of Black Laws and the Jim Crow Party became the anti Civil Rights Party up until Clinton when it became the enrich neo-aristocracy establishment party. As for workers? That went as far as the Union Bosses and now there is no pretense of being pro labor. Three unions so don’t try to tell me different. the only union they support is the union of our money and their bank accounts. Our blood and their wars and our votes and their counting houses.

                Oh and let;s not forget their insider support from the RINOs.

                Party system which is not a creature of the Constitution is a failure needs replaced with coalitions such as the Constitutional Centrist Coalition that used an outsider to con the Socialists in to exposing themselves and now proving we were not right nor left in our thinking but CENTRIST while they are so far left their armpits can’t smell each other.

    3. The Left both censors public debate (blocks or cuts out the conservative half) and also censures public debate (criticizes it, describes it negatively). Leftists can’t debate because the facts are against them and their usual tactics of calling their opponent names, yelling over him and telling lies without giving a chance for rebuttal don’t wash in a properly moderated debate. Note how any public “debate” between a Dem and Repub candidate is moderated by a Dem as they have to tag team against the Repub like Candy Crowley did in the second Obama-Romney debate.

    4. Iowan2: “The Left has never won a battle of ideas.”

      They got gay marriage legalized.

      They got Pot largely legalized.

      They got abortion legalized.

  6. What kind of Standard you ask Professor? Double Standard as always,….protect all Leftists and other Democrats and expose and embarrass Conservatives and Republicans….that is the Standard.

    When the Ayotollahs, Communists, ISIS, and other evil characters are allowed to post but others who are the targets of their hate and the evil folks hate too….then you know just how patently plain it is.

    I hope that Kid wins a huge settlement as a result of a Civil Proceeding against the University.

    1. From my reading, the University was not involved. Being put on probation by Twitter is like being put on double secret probation. I’m sure the student is shaking in his shoes. The person is better off without Twitter, Facebook, or any other media. Get a life.

    2. Brain Infarction this morning before the Coffee kicked in….change “University” to read “Twitter”.

      1. An infarction is a stroke.

        Coffee won’t help.

        “Brain fart” might be the term for which you were searching?

  7. These tech monopolies are acting as “publishers” rather than the “common carriers” that they are supposed to be under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, this administration is not going to deal with this issue as their behaviour suits the needs and requirements of the left. Free speech for me but not for thee.
    Just one more reason to vote Republican in 2022. These monopolies – Facebook, Twitter especially – need to be broken up, or have their Section 230 protection removed. The fed isn’t going to do it, so it’s important that people pressure their state to take action with bills such as Texas’ Senate Bill 2373.

    1. Texas Senate Bill 2373 that would have permitted suits against social media died in committee. Members of the Texas legislature much like the House of Representatives and Senate are extremely intimidated by social media moguls and would not dare go against them. That’s why we will never see Section 230 change to hold Twitter and others accountable for censuring moderate or conservative viewpoints that dispute the socialists-communists viewpoint.

    1. I suggest that you read the Terms that user agreed to before recommending that he waste money on a suit he’ll lose.

      If you don’t like Twitter’s terms, don’t create an account.

      1. Then they would not have something to cry about, status loss and resentment is the only thing that keeps them going, and of course entitlement.

      2. Yes, it would helpful if Turley would acknowledge and analyze the contractual obligations one undertakes when giving express or implied consent to joining these internet platforms. Maybe he does not teach contracts at GW still you would think he would have something to add.

  8. Quit voting for Democrats and quit feeding the beasts. Do not use Twitter or Facebook, or Patreon. Do not go to a Disney park, or any of their “woke” movies. Quit shopping at Target or buying Coke products. Just stop. No more NASCAR, no more NFL or NBA or MLB. Just stop. Do not donate to NPR. I love their music and listen al the time, but no more contributions from me. Just like sending money to the DNC. Do not subscribe to any “woke” newspaper or magazine. I loved Jazziz but when they ran a ridiculous and stupid, preachyTrump hit piece, I did not renew. Do not buy “woke” brands.

    Did you notice the Oscars? Less than 10 million viewers this year. By not feeding the beasts, we are in effect, firing them.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Glad to know that you recognize conservatives have long been part of the “cancel culture.”

      1. Oh please! You want conservatives to just go hide in the corner with their masks on, don’t you? God forbid they use any of the mob or financial antics or boycotts done by the Marxist left.

        1. “You want conservatives to just go hide in the corner with their masks on, don’t you?”

          Nope. I want the dishonest and immoral conservatives and liberals to be honest and moral. Pretending that there’s some new “cancel culture” on the left when there’s long been cancelling on the right and left isn’t honest.

        1. Squeeky is right on the money…as usual. The leftists love to equate me not watching CNN to them calling for Fox to be banned or for Tucker Carlson to be taken off the air. I have never DEMANDED that Don Lemon be fired, I just chose to ignore his ignorant show but the left will DEMAND that Tucker be removed or Laura should be fired or Hannity should be banned or the entire channel should be taken off the air.

          The left will never debate because what they say and how they say it is banal, unserious and juvenile.

          1. The Left does not debate for the same reason Joseph Goebbels was uninterested in any exchange of ideas. He was there to promote the Nazi Cause, and nothing else. Same with the Leftists and Democrats. They make noises with their mouths to promote the Party, and everything else is smoke and mirrors. And lies.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          2. “The left will never debate”

            Plenty of people on the left and right debate. Plenty of other people on the left and right don’t debate.

            “what they say and how they say it is banal, unserious and juvenile.”

            A ridiculous overgeneralization. It’s true for some on the right and left, and it’s false for others on the right and left.

            Arguably, it’s banal, unserious and juvenile to make those kinds of ridiculous overgeneralizations.

      2. “Glad to know . . . ”

        Said the person who does not understand the difference between a “boycott” and the “cancel *culture*.”

        CC is a tribalistic, mob mentality designed to protect modern dogma, and to punish anyone who threatens that dogma. It is an unthinking, collectivistic, heard mentality. It’s response to an argument is a reign of terror. Its tactics are vicious. Any smear, any lie, any pain caused to the target is justified, as a means to an end. It’s bloodlust — without (yet) the guillotine.

        (I know, I know. That’s an “overgeneralization” — said by those who don’t like (and can’t see) the generalization.

          1. I grant the premise that some can see the *essence* of a movement, and others cannot. The key question is: What *distinguishes* “cancel culture” from “boycott.” I named some of those distinguishing traits.

            (For one who obsesses over differences, you are good at ignoring them when it suits you.)

              1. No, actually it’s an opinion based on facts.

                But please do continue trying to smear an argument, without providing a counter-argument.

  9. “If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

    1. Yup. Those who support Twitter and their censorship on the basis they are private company are fools. Twitter and FB together form the de facto ministry of propaganda and censorship for the DNC and now the WH. That’s a fact jack.

        1. Provide examples of voices on the Left that have been censored, suspended, or outright banned from Twitter. Or FB.

    2. You don’t have that right! Where do think you got it? The First Amendment just prohibits Government from censoring you. It does NOT grant you a right to be heard! And people can choose to ignore you, and there is nothing you can do about it. And if Fox News decides that Carlson is a bigot, they can “cancel” him, and there is nothing he can do about it on Free Speech grounds.

  10. And yet people are being fired and dozed based on Twitter allowing tweets about people who donated to a defense fund for Kyle rittenhouse using hacked info

  11. Completely unfair bias and these Biden Protectors enforce it as if they are the Third Reich. This Corporate Social Media Control Scheme is the most blatant and dishonest occurrence I have ever seen. After all this bs we are supposed to believe they DIDN’T illegally affect our blown-up election system?!? Give me a break! These fools are exactly that. Down with Twitter. I don’t even launch it anymore.

    1. Absolutely. Quite frightening to think what a Joseph Goebbels’ clone today working for the Harris WH could do with social media. We have some who are close to being like him, but he was certainly an evil master propagandist.

      1. Acosta, Biden, Clinton, DNC,Evil, Fascist, Goebbels, Hitler, Idiot, Joke, Kerry, Liberal, Mussolini, Nit, Ocasio, Pelosi, sQuat, Rat, Schiff/Schumer, Tool of, Uncouth, Villain, Waters, X Citizen, Yale, Z

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