Well, we all know what social media mavens the Freeperati are, amirite? I mean, with such media giants as Parler, ONAN, and all?
The ones who actually have Facebook accounts, and don’t spend every other month in FB jail, were anxiously awaiting this outcome :
Facebook Board Readies For Its Biggest Decision Yet: Whether To Reinstate Trump
NPR ^ | 5/4/21 | Rachel martin
Posted on 5/4/2021, 12:40:30 PM by 1Old Pro
Facebook created the Oversight Board a year ago to make final calls on the most difficult decisions the social network makes about what users can post. Each case is decided by 5 members of the 20-person board. They consider Facebook’s rules and international human rights principles and seek out the views of outside experts and members of the public. In the Trump case, the board received more than 9,000 public comments. The final decision must be approved by a majority of the full board, and Facebook has agreed to abide by its ruling.
The Trump case is the biggest test so far of the board’s legitimacy: whether it’s seen as independent from the company that created and funds it, or whether it’s seen as a cover to let Facebook duck responsibility.
Break them up. There should be no “control” over free speech. Reasonable expectations perhaps, but no banning.
To: 1Old Pro
To: 1Old Pro
Technically our Government cannot censor people . So how to get around this roadblock when it wants to bury annoying truths ? Simple, give certain companies special favors and allow them to become monopolies in return for said companies to do the censoring for them.
To: 1Old Pro
“Break them up. There should be no “control” over free speech. Reasonable expectations perhaps, but no banning.”
Should private companies be allowed to develop their own policies or not. Conservatives argue a bakery should be allowed to refuse to bake a gay wedding cake. It would be hypocritical to make that argument and at the same time declare Facebook shouldn’t be allowed to set the rules for use of its services.
Should a motel be required to allow pets in the rooms? Should an over 55 community in Florida be required to allow families with children to purchase and inhabit homes?
To: Soul of the South
I agree with you. I think if the government seizes control over who Facebook and Twitter are allowed to censor and ban, what’s to stop them from forcing FreeRepublic to allow bad posts to go without being removed or to allow trolls and other undesirables to continue posting indefinitely?
I think if you don’t like the website, find another. I don’t like Facebook, so I left it. I never liked Twitter. I do like FreeRepublic. Not everyone does. They should find somewhere else; not get the government to force FR to let them be a problem here.
The world’s preeminent social media site, Facebook, has made its decision on whether to allow Donald Trump back on its platform.
The answer came on Wednesday when the site’s Oversight Board ruled that Trump will stay banned from the platform.
Access to Facebook is seen by many as crucial to Trump’s chances of victory if he decides to campaign for president in 2024.