[–] Cooking_with_Alf 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It is collusion. Think of this: You own an IRC server (old school chat) and some asshole comes on and starts talking shit to you and the users on your chat server. You ban hammer that asshole, just like we did in the 90's. Now, let's say your friend Steve calls you up and tells you about Troll9889 coming on and talking shit, and how he also gave that user the ban hammer. Then you tell Steve hey, that same user was on my server, so I banned him. So you both come up with the idea to ban that username and IP across all your servers, and call your friends to ban that user on all their servers because the dude is an ass clown. This is perfectly legal, and follows under the "my house my rules" logic. You babies can argue monopoly and oligarchy all you want, but reality is, you don't have to use social media, I fucking don't, not since DHS used our fucking tax money to PAY zuckfuck shit loads of money to install spy servers at Facebook in 2010. Anywho, the ONLY people you need to get up in arms about is the banks and the payment card fuckers (mastercard, visa). They are a fucking public entity and need to be sued if they ban hammer you by blocking your financials based on political views. Other than that, stop being a fucking baby and boycott. God damn, you do not have ANY shares in facebook or twitter because you are a broke ass bitch. Stop pretending your profile gives you ownership.

[–] badruns 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Your IRC server from the 90s is not analogous to Facebook/Twitter/Google. Your IRC chat room did not receive money from the government. Your IRC server is not a media company with a significant portion of the country as an audience. People will not get up in arms about the banks or anything else when twitter/facebook/google/etc are molding public opinion of these entities through censorship and fuckery.

[–] Cooking_with_Alf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Your IRC server is not a media company with a significant portion of the country as an audience.

It makes no difference if the audience is 0, 5, or 500,000,000. Until the internet is declared a public utility, and social media loses a supreme court case arguing they are also a public utility, these organizations all remain private houses whom setup its own policies and terms of use that YOU AGREE TO when you ACCESS THEIR PRIVATE SERVERS.

Your IRC chat room did not receive money from the government.

In most cases, the government is paying for privileged access to your content. For example, in 2010, FB received millions of tax payer dollars to permit the Department of Homeland security to install spy servers in the FB data centers. There may be other instances where FB or twitter receive pork from congress due to lobbying efforts, but none of these corruption activities grant us the right to steal shares in publicly traded social media companies. If a corrupt politician gives you money for favors and access, he does not grant favors and access to his constituents.

People will not get up in arms about the banks or anything else when twitter/facebook/google/etc are molding public opinion of these entities through censorship and fuckery.

I disagree. If I couldn't go about my daily business without being forced to use google or facebook, I would agree with you. However, I have been able to live without Google or Facebook for nearly 8 years now. The ONLY problem I can see is these colluding tech companies conspiring with BANKS to cut you off from your own money! How about not being able to buy groceries because you vote Republican? That's the bigger issue. The banks have always been the enemy, and there was once a time when this was common knowledge. This has been largely suppressed and social media is not to blame. Rather, our own educational institutions are complicit in falsely educating the youth in to coveting and exchanging Jewish funny money. By continuously bitching about stealing ownership of muh facebook without BUYING STOCK, you are detracting attention from the harsher truths.

That's the other thing, these tech companies are publicly traded. How many shares do you own? 0? I rest my case.

[–] polkadottedhero 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Twitter getting in front of their decision with the press is usually just good PR, but... if COLLUSION in caps makes you -feel- like that implicates they did something illegal, then by all means... cry cry away.