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Biden White House Officially Craps On 1st Amendment

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Biden White House Wages War on 1st Amendment, ‘We Support the Need For Social Media Platforms to Take Steps to Reduce Hate Speech’[/b]

When asked if Biden supports the continued ban of Trump from social media, Psaki said the Biden White House supports “the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech.”


[b]There is no such thing as “hate speech” and the US Supreme Court has reaffirmed this many times.[/b]

All speech is protected under the 1st Amendment, but the Biden White House openly admits it is working with Big Tech to censor and ban conservatives under the guise of ‘reducing hate speech.’
Driver2 · M Best Comment
Facebook allows antifa , Twitter is being sued for refusing to take child porn down but conservatives are banned ?

Time for a free platform or a fresh Congress
Driver2 · M
[@841775,Budwick] thanks for bc
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lisasweety · 18-21, F
ok trumper🙄🙄🙄
ronisme1 · 61-69, M
[@841775,Budwick] hes dumb,? then so is 75% of America who recognized the person with all the lies who was in office
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whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
It is easy enough to say at this point that the Constitution and indeed the First Ammendment are flawed.. But the fact is they were simply written by better men in a better time. A Time when an individuals responsibility to the truth was implicit. A Mans word counted for something. Sadly the responsibility to speak the truth when you opened your mouth has gone, particularly in America it seems. Its a shame the founding fathers didnt foresee this development. Freedoms need to be balanced with Responsibilities. If not, you get what you have now..😷
whowasthatmaskedman · 61-69, M
[@841775,Budwick] Everyone is saying it. You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it...😷
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QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
Lmao another conservative who has no idea how the first amendment works.
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Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1026,HazelMotes] Did they fire him cuz of Trump?
Or, because he sucked?
Or, because he was bad for business?
So when it’s hate speech and death threats against Trump, perfectly fine. When social media is used to coordinate looting and burning, perfectly fine. But don’t make a joke meme about Hillary or else you going to jail!
Death threats against a president are actually against the law. And hate speech is hate speech regardless of race or nationality. But Facebook and Twitter regularly turn a blind eye to it. [@657984,ViciDraco]
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
[@604557,stratosranger] Hate speech is a legal term regarding protected and marginalized groups. So you are incorrect.

You can say hateful things against Democrats until you are blue in the face so long as you are not defaming, inciting, or threatening. Just as people can do to Trump or Republicans. That is not hate speech. Conservatives and liberals are not protected classes.

Death threats against anyone are actually against the law. That is why I said they should not be tolerated.
If you make derogatory comments about the color of my skin regardless as to what that color is, it’s hate speech. Sorry but that doesn’t just apply to minorities, it applies to everyone or no one, [@657984,ViciDraco]
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
So, if you go into a grocery store and loudly and repeatedly proclaim how much this grocery store sucks, you believe you are protected from a manager having you removed? That's not how it works.

First amendment protects you from the government. Tech companies have no obligation to platform anyone's speech. As Parler had the right to censor leftists on it's platform (which it did), Amazon has the right to decide they do not want to host web services for Parler. It's up to Parler to find another host. If there are no others, then it may become time to look into antitrust action. But if there are others that also don't want to platform them, then there's nothing to be done.

The government isn't telling these companies to do this. Specific individuals in the government are applauding their actions. That's not a violation of the 1st amendment.

This same logic is going to be used to censor the left as well in the future. It usually happens that the left sees more censorship than the right. I don't mean left as in Democrats. I mean left as in actual socialists and communists. Democrats are not socialists. Not by a long shot.

But, you've already been told as much and refuse to absorb the information, so I've probably just wasted my time explaining this.
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
[@604557,stratosranger] meme or scam? It looks like a scam. Only idiots would fall for it, but it definitely looks like someone trying to interfere with the vote.
newjaninev2 · 51-55, F
[@604557,stratosranger] Oh gosh... so, he was arrested and charged with posting a joke meme about Hillary Clinton.

is that right?
[@657984,ViciDraco] Democrats complaining about election fraud!! It would be funny if they weren’t prosecuting people for the crap they themselves do, have done, and will keep doing. I guess this is their way of rubbing their hypocrisy in everyone’s faces.
When you own all three branches of government the media the feds and the doj and big tech. you can just point and label any body you consider a threat a domestic terrorist and they’re goners
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newjaninev2 · 51-55, F
[@494950,sunsporter1649] Not what I said.

I asked if the source of the image you posted was the Portland riots
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@46009,newjaninev2] I bet your partner [if you were able to capture one], is bored out of his mind!
Remember kiddies.. if it didn’t happen on CNN.. it didn’t happen 😎🕺👍
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
You havent read your own first ammendment. 🤣

It includes exceptions which include speech which incites lawless action. You know, like the storming of a capital building.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@422868,Burnley123] Then, don't say that!
No one else did.
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
[@841775,Budwick] Apart from the Lord Emperor Trump on Twitter while it was happening.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@422868,Burnley123] Nope
beckyromero · 31-35, F
The First Amendment does [b]not[/b] give one the right to advocate the violent overthrown of the federal government.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
[@31716,beckyromero] LOL, tell that to Alicia Garza
If you're so horny for free speech, why did you just block JeanAnna for giving her opinion?

Hmmm? What's that, hypocrite?
What excuse will you give that cannot also be applied to the subject of your tirade?
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[@841775,Budwick] [quote]OK loser - you asked for it![/quote] You really cannot stomach an opposing point of view, can you?😂
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[@360493,Pikachu] Budwick really cannot take anything that might penetrate his little bubble where America is white, Trump is dictator and all religion is banned except evangelical Christianity.😂
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Funny how Facebook was not shut down by Apple or Google even though those responsible for the Capitol protests used it to coordinate their activities.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1184564,lisasweety] You missed the hypocrisy part.
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sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
[@360493,Pikachu] Non-inflammatory statements, anybody?

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere," Maxine Waters, who has called for President Donald Trump to be impeached, told supporters over the weekend.
gurlwatcher22 · 61-69, M
[@494950,sunsporter1649] But that's okay because she's ....you know the thing!
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[@891327,JeanAnna]
Actually he's perfectly illustrating the argument of 1st amendment proponents.
He's showing that the 1st amendment doesn't apply to private platforms such as this thread..
It's being posted by a private individual who has the right to determine what type of speech he will allow on HIS thread..
Just like Twitter, Facebook and every other PRIVATELY owned social media enterprise who, like him has the absolute right to censor all content on thier sites 👏

Thanks for so brilliantly proving our point 👉
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@349735,onestarrynight] [quote]like Twitter, Facebook and every other PRIVATELY owned social media enterprise..[/quote]

Hey Stars, when the government inserts itself by praising, supporting and encouraging the private enterprises that are squelching his political opponenets -

Do ya think we're getting in the weeds surrounding the 1st amendment?
[@841775,Budwick]
Nope.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
Yes. I'm not up on all the fine details but I disagree with limiting speech. But it is not any social media platform's job to protect anything. They are companies.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
[@494950,sunsporter1649] If you think for one moment that one side is more guilty than the other you are wrong.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
[@867436,REMsleep] You mean Conservatives are babbling all over tv and the print media to abolish left-wing nut job media?
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smiler2012 · 56-60, M
{@budwick ] so basically what you are saying the first amendments lets an any american citizen including the commandeering chief say what they like with with no fear. no matter how atrocious racism is wow that is liberal freedom of speech i must say. thank god joe is trying to put a halt to this practice
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
[@841775,Budwick] you need to be able to read and understand i never made that comment it was addressed to me
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@3749,smiler2012] You are claiming that you did not say what you said?
Brilliant defense!
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graphite · 56-60, M
"Hate speech," as in whatever Democrats don't want said. George Orwell wrote "1984" as a dire warning against an overpowering government; Democrats see the book as an instruction manual, apparently.
OggggO · 31-35, M
[@841775,Budwick] You know, I was expecting a dumb response to that post, but not one [i]that[/i] dumb. I'm truly impressed by your capacity to post meaningless shit.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@328832,OggggO]
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
[@698333,graphite] Might as well be the democrat motto...

badminton · 61-69, MVIP
The intent here is to block completely bogus conspiracy theories like QAnon. Free speech does not cover deliberately false accusations and incitement to violence. BTW QAnon is just as false as the insane and ridiculous "Pizza-Gate" story that preceded it.

FYI Always cross-check information with a variety of sources. A good way to tell if a site is spreading disinformation and lies is if it tells you that all other sources are to be disbelieved.
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Wouldn't requiring Facebook to not ban people violate Facebooks first amendment rights?

Dont you stand for speech you dont like? Like Facebook dictating who can and can't post on their platform?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@19840,MalteseFalconPunch] Wouldn't the government inserting itself into this situation, supporting faceboof and twatter - mean that the peoples 1st amendment right HAVE been violated?

Of course it would.
[@841775,Budwick] No. Not technically.

But it does seem a bit...icky.
PatKirby · 41-45, M
More of the same deceptive methods straight out of the Communist Playbook used to see if the new batch of suckers believe it while simultaneously eroding our rights.

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Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1183515,Enkis] Facebook isn't forcing people ONTO Facebook.
They are forcing people off.

Get your argument straight.
Persephonee · 22-25, F
Officially, he's saying what Republicans like to claim they believe in - the right of a business to make its own decisions about whom it serves. Twitter etc (rightly or wrongly) don't want Trump.

Biden isn't saying ban Trump, he's saying he supports Twitter [i]et al[/i] making its own decisions about banning him.

The poor guys makes enough blunders without ascribing to him things he's not really saying at all!
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
If he has his way every amendment would be crapped on.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] Except for the amendment where demonocrats are exempt from prosecution
i have said it before and will say it again....

Please go stand in the middle of an airport and scream... i have a bomb... that will test your freedom of speech as you can say whatever you like when ever you want...

Let me know what happens...
walabby · 61-69, M
People can say what they like but have to be held accountable for what they say. That's different from preventing them from speaking in the first place!
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1116,walabby] Thank you!
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When did the government nationalize Big Tech? You can say what you want, but no other private party is required to give you a venue. If you disagree, then you must be in favor of forcing the NFL to hire Kaepernick back.

Typical conservative hypocrite. If one of us is cancelled, it’s free enterprise at work, but when one of you is cancelled, it’s a first amendment violation. If I show up at your house, I’m sure you’ll let me spay paint “Trump sux” on your front door, because you support free speech.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1026,HazelMotes] [quote]When did the government nationalize Big Tech?[/quote]

Maybe today! When Biden inserted hi fat ass into the discussion.
curiosi · 56-60, F
It's morphed into an all out assault. Insurance companies are now cancelling policies of conservatives. Can't get a mortgage or drive a car without it.
Since his swearing in the administration he does not have control over has crapped on many things...but I seriously doubt he’s cognizant of it.
Asificair · M
Truth is an absolute defense against defamation in the United States, meaning true statements cannot be defamatory 🤷‍♂️
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
1984 has arrived, enjoy it
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Budwick · 70-79, M
[@105699,JohnOlinger] No John, I don't.
Why do you ask?
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Glad we are abundant with bootlickers.

Free speech is great as long as it’s my speech... not yours
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
Good Then We Don't have to hear Conspiracy Theories
Nudistsue26 · 26-30, F
Generally, however, hate speech is any form of expression through which speakers intend to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or a class of persons on the basis of race, religion, skin color sexual identity, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, or national origin.
OggggO · 31-35, M
[@1137766,DandelionDesires] Yes, we fear he might cause another fucking insurrection. Good job, try to keep up.
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
https://similarworlds.com/18-Politics/3756743-Mass-internet-outrage-as-Emperor-Palpatine-loses

I'm just gonna leave this here. 😇
TheBatQueen · 22-25, F
I think 2020 clearly showed us how much harm and damage the so called free speech can do.

Yeah I can say what ever I want its my right but if convinced your coworkers that you raped me and got you fired and caused you your marriage and ruined your life, would you still believe free speech should be completely untouched with no restrictions what so ever?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@860878,TheBatQueen] [quote]we can't sensor everything [/quote]

How about we don't censor - period?
What a concept, eh?
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They are pushing and it’s going to come back to haunt them and make them rue the day..,
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Good. That's all I have to say on the matter.
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MrSmooTh · 26-30, M
This is why all the riots are justified. The government no longer serves the people. Tear it down and rebuild.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@10985,MrSmooTh] Well, how about we burn the politicians houses down and not our businesses and private homes.
MrSmooTh · 26-30, M
[@841775,Budwick] storm the Capitol 2.0 this time with pitchforks and torches.
If I dont like FB then I will just delete my account - which I have done years ago. I believe in boycotting things that don't pander to me.
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Nudistsue26 · 26-30, F
I posted this comment below copied from the library of Congress
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ronisme1 · 61-69, M
People died , geez,
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