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Twitter recently permanently suspended his account. Along with Facebook/Instagram, YouTube. Facebook so far is only till after Jan. 20. So at the moment his only option is Parler or 4chan. And for the record, those are private businesses and the Freedom of Speech (US) and Freedom of Expression (Canada) do not extend to private businesses. These are only for government against you, but still there are restrictions. You don't have the right to incite violence among other things. Just like on here which is a private business, you must adhere to the Terms of Service or face the consequences. Just like at your job, there are rules that you must follow. You can't say anything want and say it's your right
Small time corps finally catching up... I’d have banned him from here four years ago if given the chance In all seriousness, was pretty unbelievable the amount of hate and lies that were able to be spread. Absolutely should be freedom to express until it’s maliciously damaging, at which point he’s owed nothing regardless of title. FB in particular was way softer than it should be on that sort of stuff... even going as far as wilfully taking stands to allow when called out on questionable postings that their competitor pushed back against. Funny what the threat of anti-trust and political realignment can do. Next up, an effective pushback vs the awful epidemic of lies and disinformation about Covid that’s spread and poisoned worldwide response to the virus.
If I ever get to the point where I’m engaging in hate speech or inciting violence I hope “they” do. We’re better than that as a society, which is why we have hate speech and libel laws... and I’m glad the USA is starting to make it more clear that they are too. As far as those from the right on this side of the border, I’d be real hesitant to automatically label as being part of tr***ism. There’s definitely been the odd one that’s overtly tried to ride the same “wave” if you want to call it that, but it generally has been rejected (I.e. the guy who broke off from the Conservatives to start his own party only to get nowhere in the election or the guy who tried to run for party leadership this time around and wasnt close to winning). Others that have tried to go about it with dog whistle and not as overtly identify with but also not separate themselves from it. Others I think wish tr*** never won because of the difficult place it’s put a more traditional conservative politician in. For me because of what’s gone on in the states I’ve watched for which politicians make it clear that they do not support the ideologies behind tr***ism and I think going forward there will be pressure on politicians to make clear their stance on it for hope of support from the independent voter such as myself that’s normally open to any of the major parties on any given year.
I’ve seen nothing that would suggest any party on this side of the border has any interest in seeing anything in Canada remotely like what we’ve seen in USA this week. There’s opportunity to at least partially heal some of the divides we’ve seen widen even in Canada these past four years but it has to start with being open to less of an “us vs them” kind of mindset and avoiding assumptions as much as there is absolutely more pressure on those from the right side of the spectrum to make it clear where they stand on tr***ism and its anti-democratic, dehumanizing elements.
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