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Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including alex jones, milo yiannopoulos and laura loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence. From a report: the company is also blocking religious leader louis farrakhan, who is known for sharing anti-semitic views; paul nehlen, a white nationalist who ran for congress in 2018; and conspiracy theorist paul joseph watson. All of these individuals and accounts that represent them are how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar also banned from photo-sharing app instagram. "We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a facebook representative said thursday in a statement. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar is what led us to our decision to remove these how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar accounts today." facebook is often chided for failing to stop the spread how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of harmful speech and misinformation on its platform, and thursday’s bans show that the company is taking a firmer how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar hand in enforcing its own service terms.

Speech has social consequences, one of those consequences is people and businesses don’t want to interact with you. Any attempt to make private people or business engage in how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar or carry speech they don’t want to would be a _huge_ violation of individual how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar rights. A far worse violation than any censorship on an individual how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar platform causes.

The implications of your accusation is that the government should how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar force facebook and others, under threat of financial or physical damage, to provide this platform to someone they don’t want to, for speech they find offensive. Speech that can directly damage their business by forcing people how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar away from their business due to the same social consequences.

As always, if you don’t like it, don’t use these platforms, create your own. When your soapbox is dependent on some other group providing how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar it for you to stand on you shouldn’t be surprised if they decide not to let you how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar use it. There is literally nothing at all stopping you from creating how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar your own forum for speech. Hundreds of thousands of other platforms already exist all over how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the network and you can trivially make your own for how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar almost insignificant cost.

All these internet companies censor all kinds of speech on how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar their platforms and always have, anything people would find offensive and increase their costs through how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar customer support or advertising losses is booted. The only awful thing I see in any of these how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar actions is that they’ve waited until now to enforce policies they’ve had in their TOS since the very beginning, often explicitly defined in what type of speech they won’t tolerate. It demonstrates a weekness IMO that is reprehensible, but then I don’t use facebook (and neither should you) so I don’t give two shits.

Using facebook isn’t a right, being able to say whatever you want in someone else’s house isn’t a right. Get over it. Build your own platform and say whatever you want, as long as the government isn’t coming after you it’s not a threat to your rights.

T’s only censorship that matters if the government does it. Furthermore, if you’re talking about censorship in america and the first amendment how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar isn’t relevant to that discussion, then the censorship you’re talking about isn’t problematic. Opposing an owner having the right to censor his platform how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar is a real attack on free speech. Mainstream publishers (which is basically what any social media platform is) having standards is a good thing. Let the crackpots buy their own servers.

Except that the government has on a number of occasions how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar declared that people retained all or part of their civil how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar rights on certain privately-owned property regardless of the property owner’s wishes. One relatively recent example was zucotti park during the occupy how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar wallstreet protests. The park is privately owned but they were prevented from how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar having the squatting protesters removed and/or trespassed from the property by the courts, as they ruled that the park was a public space. It would be quite reasonable to many people to have how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the government declare many online spaces public spaces as well. Telephone companies are also required by law to respect many how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar civil rights. "On a computer/on line" isn’t a free pass to place millions of users under how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar privacy/security/ideological conditions comparable to china.

That’s another thing, is FB a platform or a publisher? They (plus google and others) seem to want to have things both ways. They say they curate content like a publisher but want how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar to be treated legally like an open platform and be how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar absolved of any of a publisher’s responsibility for what they publish (curated content). It doesn’t work like that, at least in a society that respects and actually makes how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar an honest effort to uphold the rule of law most how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of the time (nothing is perfect, doubly so for governments because generally people who couldn’t make a living doing something else run them).

If a private company wants to ban inciting violence on how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar its platform, they have every right to do so, and I applaud them for it, as long as they apply that policy evenly. The fact that most people are getting their "news" and information through a private company that isn’t subject to standards of journalism (no different than cable news and late night TV hosts) is a separate issue. Critical thinking was never a universal skill. The abundance of entertainment masquerading as "news" is something that’s changed in the last decade or so, and now more and more of that entertainment is partisan.

When I was in high school in the early 90’s it was quite difficult for me to get information how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar about how to do stuff, like how to program a computer. Now, of course, any technical answer is just a click away on youtube how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar or stackoverflow, or about a million programmer blogs. Yet I’m amazed when students I mentor tell me they can’t figure out how to do something. I spend about 5 minutes on google and send them how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar a link to step-by-step instructions someone’s written, or a tutorial video. I would have loved this kind of access to information how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar when I was growing up, and they seem to be blind to it.

Similarly, it’s never been easier to fact-check any claim. I spend a lot of time trying to think critically how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar about what I’m reading. Who is the author? What is their angle? Where are they getting their facts? Crucially I can actually go find other sources in minutes, even some primary sources, to investigate their claims. Unfortunately the vast majority of people not only don’t think critically, but seem to want to be lied to. Politicians used to bend the truth and try not to how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar get caught. Now they’ve learned they can just blatantly lie, get caught, and nobody on "their side" even cares because "all politicians lie, but this is our guy so he’s doing it for the right reasons". This complete disregard for truth is a new thing. This didn’t happen before, and it’s pretty scary.

Some leftists may seem to oppose technology, but they will oppose it only so long as they how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar are outsiders and the technological system is controlled by non-leftists. If leftism ever becomes dominant in society, so that the technological system becomes a tool in the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar hands of leftists, they will enthusiastically use it and promote its growth. In doing this they will be repeating a pattern that how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar leftism has shown again and again in the past. When the bolsheviks in russia were outsiders, they vigorously opposed censorship and the secret police, they advocated self-determination for ethnic minorities, and so forth; but as soon as they came into power themselves, they imposed a tighter censorship and created a more ruthless how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar secret police than any that had existed under the tsars, and they oppressed ethnic minorities at least as much as how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the tsars had done. In the united states, a couple of decades ago when leftists were a minority how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar in our universities, leftist professors were vigorous proponents of academic freedom, but today, in those of our universities where leftists have become dominant, they have shown themselves ready to take away from everyone how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar else’s academic freedom. (this is "political correctness.") the same will happen with leftists and technology: they will use it to oppress everyone else if they how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar ever get it under their own control.

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