Why're conservatives suddenly supporting nationalization? -

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Republicans and conservatives have almost always supported private ownership over publicly ownership, but now I'm seeing a bunch of conservative saying Twitter and YouTube should be nationalized and to me it seems like they're only saying this because now they're the ones getting censored not out of principle. Can anyone prove me wrong on this?
 

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Conservatards btfo again.

There's definitely a lot of truth that a lot of conservatives complaining about mass media censorship wouldn't likely be saying shit if the shoe were on the other foot.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc are the public square of the modern era. I'm not all for nationalizing them, but I am up for some trust busting. If the bar for competition is so ludicrously expensive that nobody can challenge these platforms, then they can essentially dictate what you can/can not say. Bust them up like we did the telecoms and make them compete.
 

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Well no, Ron, if you have any amount of sources for your assertion that some conservatives and Republicans are advocating for these things, then I can't disprove that it's happened.

As for any questions about their principles; I don't have a clue about these people or their principles. I guess if they speak out of both sides of their mouth on the issue then I can agree that they don't have any.

Are you happy now, Ron?
Is this what's going to make you happy?
 

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Well, for one thing it’s one way to ensure that the first amendment get to regulate online social media.

It’s also acknowledging that the internet/social media is the new public forum/“digital commons” and is too important to leave in private hands.
 
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Well no, Ron, if you have any amount of sources for your assertion that some conservatives and Republicans are advocating for these things, then I can't disprove that it's happened.

As for any questions about their principles; I don't have a clue about these people or their principles. I guess if they speak out of both sides of their mouth on the issue then I can agree that they don't have any.

Are you happy now, Ron?
Is this what's going to make you happy?
You argue like a fag.
 

verissimus

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I've only seen a few conservatives mention this and like many things in politics, this seems to be a case of conservatives acting like haughty petulant children/teenagers who are either angry or desperate. It's not much different when many Leftists said they would leave the country if Donald Trump won but didn't because they're childish.
 

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Has anyone given any thought to the fact that politicians both left, right, center etc. are basically all the same and none of them really give a shit about anyone. They just whore themselves out to what's the "it" thing and the moment. All politicians deserve a helicopter ride. They are all scum
 

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All sides of the political spectrum are inherently hypocrites. Look at when Obama was in office, the left was all “you gotta respect the president even if you disagree” and the right was all “nuh uh, it’s our patriotic duty to hate the bastard” and now that Trump’s in office they’ve reversed positions
It's all about who has power.
 

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The far right has always favored mercantilism over capitalism, so if you're talking about regulating multinationals there you go. The far right beat out the center right on that debate. As far as actual nationalization of social media companies, I haven't seen any right wingers talking about that period. There's a lot that want it regulated so it can't just establish itself as some pseudo government bureau controlling the flow of all public information, but that's a far cry from nationalization of an industry.
 

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Conservatards btfo again.

There's definitely a lot of truth that a lot of conservatives complaining about mass media censorship wouldn't likely be saying shit if the shoe were on the other foot.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc are the public square of the modern era. I'm not all for nationalizing them, but I am up for some trust busting. If the bar for competition is so ludicrously expensive that nobody can challenge these platforms, then they can essentially dictate what you can/can not say. Bust them up like we did the telecoms and make them compete.
Removing 230 protection isn't nationalizing them and it needs to be done for YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and on and on and as they aren't platforms anymore. They have been caught red handed curating content which makes them a publisher. They are entitled to no protections and removing that shield would be enough to demolish their stupidity.
 
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