IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Tags elon musk , twitter

Reply
Old 25th April 2022, 01:09 PM   #1
Mike!
Official Ponylandistanian National Treasure. Respect it!
 
Mike!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ponylandistan! Where the bacon grows on trees! Can it get any better than that? I submit it can not!
Posts: 45,888
Musk buys Twitter!/ Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold....

"Elon Musk struck a deal on Monday to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion, in a victory by the world’s richest man to take over the influential social network frequented by world leaders, celebrities and cultural trendsetters."

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/04...n-musk-twitter
__________________
"Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes...
Because then it won't really matter, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes."
Mike! is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:27 PM   #2
Skeptic Ginger
Nasty Woman
 
Skeptic Ginger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 92,146
Could be a disaster, reinforcing/increasing the world of post-fact-reality. I hope not.

I'm less concerned about Rump's repeal of his Twitter ban. The news media is really where most of his publicity comes from and he gets that out anyway. For example his latest is calling Prince Harry under the thumb of Markle in the Piers Morgan interview. Rump does that specifically to get a news media response and sure enough, it did.

Rump claims he won't go back to Twitter if Musk allows it. I predict that stand won't last long.

But again, I think the worst is yet to come if Musk keeps to his assertion to make Twitter more free speech friendly. I take that to mean all false claims and CTs are welcome.
Skeptic Ginger is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:31 PM   #3
SuburbanTurkey
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Null
Posts: 15,479
It's not like this is much of a change of pace. Most of these social media companies are run by silicon valley techno-libertarian ghouls.

I suppose there's a chance that Musk could make a real mess of it, but it's not like that would be any great loss. If his policies are obnoxious enough the service will become less popular, perhaps be supplanted by another.
SuburbanTurkey is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:33 PM   #4
DallasDad
Muse
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 973
Didn't Musk get into some kind of trouble for tweeting an inaccurate slur about a rescue diver helping recover kids? When he says "free-speech friendly," I think he means that he should have a platform to say whatever idiotic thing he wants without risk of getting booted. Remember his manipulation of the digital coin markets?
DallasDad is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:38 PM   #5
Skeptical Greg
Agave Wine Connoisseur
 
Skeptical Greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Just past ' Resume Speed ' .
Posts: 17,965
The Emperors new clothes..
__________________
‘Trust in Allah but tie up your camel.’
Skeptical Greg is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:41 PM   #6
Warp12
King of Kings
 
Warp12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 5,570
This is splendid news.
__________________
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Warp12 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 01:55 PM   #7
BobTheCoward
Suspended
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 22,266
Twitter is not real life. And political Twitter is not twitter
BobTheCoward is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:08 PM   #8
crescent
Illuminator
 
crescent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,898
Originally Posted by DallasDad View Post
Didn't Musk get into some kind of trouble for tweeting an inaccurate slur about a rescue diver helping recover kids? When he says "free-speech friendly," I think he means that he should have a platform to say whatever idiotic thing he wants without risk of getting booted. Remember his manipulation of the digital coin markets?
He's also gotten into trouble for making comments on twitter that ran afoul of insider trading regulations.

The odd part about this is that many of Musk's biggest problems in life come from the dumb things he says on Twitter.

He would be better off (and probably much more popular) if he stayed off Twitter altogether.

Instead, he bought it.
crescent is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:16 PM   #9
Shepherd
Critical Thinker
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 400
"I liked the shaver to tweet so much I bought the company."
Shepherd is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:16 PM   #10
Thermal
Penultimate Amazing
 
Thermal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: East Coast USA
Posts: 19,151
Originally Posted by crescent View Post
He's also gotten into trouble for making comments on twitter that ran afoul of insider trading regulations.

The odd part about this is that many of Musk's biggest problems in life come from the dumb things he says on Twitter.

He would be better off (and probably much more popular) if he stayed off Twitter altogether.

Instead, he bought it.
Isn't that how the rich usually make their problems go away?
__________________
We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't -Frank A. Clark

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect -Mark Twain
Thermal is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:20 PM   #11
Dr. Keith
Not a doctor.
 
Dr. Keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 25,050
Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
This is splendid news.
I can’t tell if you like Musk or hate him.

As crescent notes, twitter has not been all that good for Musk.

I guess the unknown is whether Musk will be good for Twitter.
__________________
Suffering is not a punishment not a fruit of sin, it is a gift of God.
He allows us to share in His suffering and to make up for the sins of the world. -Mother Teresa

If I had a pet panda I would name it Snowflake.
Dr. Keith is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:21 PM   #12
Dr. Keith
Not a doctor.
 
Dr. Keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 25,050
Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
Isn't that how the rich usually make their problems go away?
The SEC and the courts will have the same jurisdiction over Musk as they did yesterday.
__________________
Suffering is not a punishment not a fruit of sin, it is a gift of God.
He allows us to share in His suffering and to make up for the sins of the world. -Mother Teresa

If I had a pet panda I would name it Snowflake.
Dr. Keith is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:22 PM   #13
crescent
Illuminator
 
crescent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,898
Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
Isn't that how the rich usually make their problems go away?
Sure - but his problems were not with twitter itself. He would have been in trouble regardless of which platform he used to say things about stock prices or baseless accusations against people.

It just seems an odd choice. But he loves attention, and this gets him a ton more attention.
crescent is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:28 PM   #14
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 55,540
That Musk has become the darling of the far right should give pause to the liberals we have here who are also members of the Musk Personality Cult.
And we have a few...people whose politics if left of center but who still worhip Musk as a Missiah figure.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:30 PM   #15
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 55,540
Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
This is splendid news.
You just want Dear Leader to be let back on twitter.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:30 PM   #16
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 32,923
I predict yuge disappointment in MAGA Chud land.

Their hero who they slavishly and obsequiously adore, the over-rated and unfunny Elon Musk, will either attempt to get rid of ToSs altogether and make Twitter even more of a toxic cesspool than it is already and then have to bring some rules back to the forum to stop it completely driving away sane users… with the same MAGA chuds complaining that the feed is full of porn and crazy unhinged unChristian stuff.

OR…..

He won’t do much and will piss off all his disciples who thought it would be that grand Wilkilieaks exposure of 9/11 that never happened.

Then the conspiraloons who thought Elon was exposing the plot will turn out to be part of the plot.
__________________
Слава Україні! **** Putin!
angrysoba is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 02:33 PM   #17
Warp12
King of Kings
 
Warp12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 5,570
Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
You just want Dear Leader to be let back on twitter.
It's much bigger than Trump, amigo.
__________________
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Warp12 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 03:37 PM   #18
tyr_13
Penultimate Amazing
 
tyr_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 17,125
__________________
Circled nothing is still nothing.
"Nothing will stop the U.S. from being a world leader, not even a handful of adults who want their kids to take science lessons from a book that mentions unicorns six times." -UNLoVedRebel
Mumpsimus: a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong
tyr_13 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:14 PM   #19
Captain_Swoop
Penultimate Amazing
 
Captain_Swoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 42,829
He’s going to rename it Tw!xcć4 isn't he?
Captain_Swoop is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:17 PM   #20
Captain_Swoop
Penultimate Amazing
 
Captain_Swoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 42,829
Originally Posted by DallasDad View Post
Didn't Musk get into some kind of trouble for tweeting an inaccurate slur about a rescue diver helping recover kids? When he says "free-speech friendly," I think he means that he should have a platform to say whatever idiotic thing he wants without risk of getting booted. Remember his manipulation of the digital coin markets?
He won the defamation case. He fought in a court of law for the right to call random people he doesn't like pedophiles with no evidence and won.
He argued that the 'pedo guy' tweet was meant to be an insult, not a statement of fact.
Captain_Swoop is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:20 PM   #21
Puppycow
Penultimate Amazing
 
Puppycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 27,093
Interesting. I seem to recall Thunderf00t made a video recently claiming that Musk could not buy Twitter because he didn’t have enough money and this was just a PR stunt. I didn’t watch the whole video because frankly he was taking waaay too long to make whatever point or cite whatever evidence he was going to cite, and I just ran out of patience.

Here is what he said on twitter though:

https://mobile.twitter.com/thunderf0...7Ctwgr%5Etweet

ETA:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AFWKXe221L0
__________________
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Last edited by Puppycow; 25th April 2022 at 04:38 PM.
Puppycow is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:22 PM   #22
Venom
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 5,844
I really hate this dumb narcissist.
Venom is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:28 PM   #23
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 55,540
Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Interesting. I seem to recall Thunderf00t made a video recently claiming that Musk could not buy Twitter because he didn’t have enough money and this was just a PR stunt. I didn’t watch the whole video because frankly he was taking waaay too long to make whatever point or cite whatever evidence he was going to cite, and I just ran out of patience.

Here is what he said on twitter though:

https://mobile.twitter.com/thunderf0...7Ctwgr%5Etweet
To be fair, that was a pretty common opinion..given Musk's penchant for publicity stunts that lead to nothing.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:32 PM   #24
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 55,540
Originally Posted by Venom View Post
I really hate this dumb narcissist.
I don't hate him, but I don'tlike the personality cult that he has going where he is God and can do no wrong.
A couple of people onthis forum are big fans of space travel...(and so am I) that they will forgive Musk anything because of Space X. I like what he has done with Space X, but that does not mean I cannot see his severe charecer flaws and all the mistakes he has made.
I won't name names about the forum members who will not speak ill of Musk because of Space X, but they should be smart enough to know better.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:41 PM   #25
sir drinks-a-lot
Philosopher
 
sir drinks-a-lot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cole Valley, CA
Posts: 5,151
Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
It's much bigger than Trump, amigo.
The progs are mad because they’re worried they won’t be able to cancel people on Twitter anymore.
__________________
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. --Abraham Lincoln
sir drinks-a-lot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:50 PM   #26
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Antimemetics Division
Posts: 59,440
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
The progs are mad because they’re worried they won’t be able to cancel people on Twitter anymore.
They can always find a new home on TikTok I suppose.

The weird thing is, you could crack a joke: "Elon Musk buys Twitter... And nothing of value was lost", and everyone on both sides of the aisle would laugh and agree that it's funny because it's true. But absurdist politics demands that half the country lose their minds over this anyway.
__________________
There is no Antimemetics Division.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 04:52 PM   #27
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 32,923
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
He’s going to rename it Tw!xcć4 isn't he?
He literally had a poll about changing the spelling of Twitter.

Honestly, I am looking forward to the melt-downs because there is no way he can please everyone who imagines what Twitter is about to become.
__________________
Слава Україні! **** Putin!
angrysoba is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:00 PM   #28
Emily's Cat
Rarely prone to hissy-fits
 
Emily's Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: The Wettest Desert on Earth
Posts: 18,004
I have no idea what's going to happen with Musk in charge... but I do expect to be entertained by it.
__________________
The distance between the linguistic dehumanization of a people and their actual suppression and extermination is not great; it is but a small step. - Haig Bosmajian
Emily's Cat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:05 PM   #29
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 32,923
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
The progs are mad because they’re worried they won’t be able to cancel people on Twitter anymore.
I think this is one of those delusions that right-wing Musk fans have that somehow Musk is going to make everything okay.

But what do we mean by "cancel on Twitter"?

If, for example, you mean there won't be any more dog-piling or ironic racist tweets going viral and resulting in someone getting sacked, then I don't see any evidence that Musk is going to stop that. In fact, probably the opposite if you can say what you like on Twitter.
__________________
Слава Україні! **** Putin!
angrysoba is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:09 PM   #30
sir drinks-a-lot
Philosopher
 
sir drinks-a-lot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cole Valley, CA
Posts: 5,151
Originally Posted by angrysoba View Post
I think this is one of those delusions that right-wing Musk fans have that somehow Musk is going to make everything okay.
Then what you’re saying is that the progs who are getting upset are delusional.
__________________
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. --Abraham Lincoln
sir drinks-a-lot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:13 PM   #31
Skeptic Ginger
Nasty Woman
 
Skeptic Ginger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 92,146
Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
I have no idea what's going to happen with Musk in charge... but I do expect to be entertained by it.
Here's another rare time I totally agree with you.
Skeptic Ginger is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:19 PM   #32
Norman Alexander
Penultimate Amazing
 
Norman Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Gundungurra
Posts: 11,792
As soon as it starts costing him billions, he will on-sell it to the next sucker.

ETA: Does this spell the sad, sad end of "Truth Social"?
__________________
...our governments are just trying to protect us from terror. In the same way that someone banging a hornets’ nest with a stick is trying to protect us from hornets. Frankie Boyle, Guardian, July 2015

Last edited by Norman Alexander; 25th April 2022 at 05:28 PM.
Norman Alexander is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:28 PM   #33
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 32,923
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
Then what you’re saying is that the progs who are getting upset are delusional.
Sure they might be. It depends. Can you post someone’s words and I will tell you if they are correct or delusional. It is one of my powers.

Anyway, my point is that Musk will not be able to please everyone. Either he has ToS s or not. Either way will upset someone.
__________________
Слава Україні! **** Putin!
angrysoba is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:30 PM   #34
Venom
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 5,844
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
The progs are mad because they’re worried they won’t be able to cancel people on Twitter anymore.
Nope that's not it.
Venom is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:39 PM   #35
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Antimemetics Division
Posts: 59,440
Originally Posted by Venom View Post
Nope that's not it.
Honestly I don't think even the progs really know why they're mad about this.
__________________
There is no Antimemetics Division.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:47 PM   #36
Norman Alexander
Penultimate Amazing
 
Norman Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Gundungurra
Posts: 11,792
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Honestly I don't think even the progs really know why they're mad about this.
Perhaps they aren't so much. It looks like it will be same- old, same old. Musk only wants it for a profit-making venture, not any particular political fire-hose. He will encourage / permit that which makes him richer. That's his lodestar.
__________________
...our governments are just trying to protect us from terror. In the same way that someone banging a hornets’ nest with a stick is trying to protect us from hornets. Frankie Boyle, Guardian, July 2015
Norman Alexander is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:50 PM   #37
Shalamar
Dark Lord of the JREF
 
Shalamar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere Else
Posts: 5,505
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Honestly I don't think even the progs really know why they're mad about this.
I'm not upset. it's a private company, and now all the pedophile misogynistic homophobic racist conservatives (I repeat myself) will happily out themselves while injecting bleach because God-Emperor Trump tweeted that they should do so.
__________________

"The truth is out there. But the lies are inside your head."
Shalamar is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 05:56 PM   #38
sir drinks-a-lot
Philosopher
 
sir drinks-a-lot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cole Valley, CA
Posts: 5,151
Originally Posted by Shalamar View Post
I'm not upset.
OK.

Quote:
it's a private company, and now all the pedophile misogynistic homophobic racist conservatives (I repeat myself) will happily out themselves while injecting bleach because God-Emperor Trump tweeted that they should do so.
Wait, are you sure?
__________________
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. --Abraham Lincoln
sir drinks-a-lot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 06:08 PM   #39
Venom
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 5,844
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
OK.

Wait, are you sure?
So do free speech absolutists think it's no big deal that the loudest of the worst are given one of the largest media platforms in modern times, like Trump inciting the January 6 attack? That's a bit more than "cancelling" someone for a bad joke or what they said on social media one time that had to be dug up after a decade. But they've been made equivalent somehow thanks to right-wing propaganda.

Last thing we need is a greedy, narcissistic piece of **** like Elon Musk wanting to ingratiate himself with that crowd.
Venom is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 25th April 2022, 06:22 PM   #40
junkshop
Muse
 
junkshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Where the gin was.
Posts: 986
Originally Posted by sir drinks-a-lot View Post
The progs are mad because they’re worried they won’t be able to cancel people on Twitter anymore.
It's almost certainly not what you meant, but I'm now imagining a 'Future Shock', wherein an army of sentient back-issues dox their on-line critics.
__________________
Not a Cockney.
On occasion my prose may display a tendency toward the purple. I blame Prince.
junkshop is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:57 PM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.