The hyeckin frickyen sweetist
True & Honest Fan
- Feb 22, 2018
It's been three months since Alex Jones was kicked off everything. It was a coordinated attack against all the social media accounts of one man for the crime of pushing conspiracy theories.
The martyrdom of Alex Jones marked the moment Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerburg, and Susan Wojcicki doubled down on their political influence. Ever since then, people (even some of us on the Kiwi Farms) have been worried that Internet freedom is going to be poisoned by these righteous knights of Silicon Valley until it is killed.
Discussion about the continuted deplatforming and demonitization of figures on social media has skyrocketed on this website. I think it'd be useful if there was one thread to talk about it and the questions around it.
- Is it okay for a social media website to be ran with a political bias in mind?
- Should certain opinions and words be against Terms Of Service? And if so, where should the line be crossed?
- Do people like Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Susan Wojcicki really hate those they target with the rules on their websites? Do they really see them as political opponents? Or are they cogs of a bigger machine?
- Which website has the most power as of now?
- Is it right for an online entertainer to get kicked off their platform for their opinions simply because "They should get a real job"?
- Do people like Andrew Torba have good intentions? Or are they just as insidious as those who run Twitter and Facebook? How do they impact this situation? What is the best thing they can do?
- How can this be fixed?
- What the fuck do we do?
- What would be the perfect social media platform?