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TentElephant 28 points ago +30 / -2

This Is Trump's America

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YesMovement [S] 31 points ago +32 / -1

The biggest mistake he ever made was letting Big Tech run wild.

I don't buy this was 4D chess to drive BT into being so explicitly & insanely biased they'd expose themselves to the people are rigging elections for the Democrats but he might slip & fall his way into that.

But most people have no idea what Google alone is doing to them.

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Steampunk_Moustache 17 points ago +18 / -1

The biggest mistake he ever made was letting Big Tech run wild.

Seriously. I can't believe he's just sat back for 4 years and done absolutely nothing to even attempt to put a stop to their bullshit.

He should have set the wheels in motion to make heavily-moderated online spaces into publishers and remove their safe harbour protections. That is all it would have taken to restore free speech to the internet.

Instead he is just sitting there, letting silcon valley continuously tighten its grip on what people can and can't say. He's a total failure in this regard.

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YesMovement [S] 12 points ago +13 / -1

He won't even leave Twitter!

Imagine if Trump tweeted tomorrow "This is my final tweet- I will be leaving Twitter & Facebook and only posting on Parler & Minds from now on."

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Steampunk_Moustache 6 points ago +6 / -0

Seriously.

He could pull the entire journosphere onto another platform in a matter of hours. But he does nothing.

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TheBubba 5 points ago +6 / -1

Trump not leaving twitter once parler gained momentum with the right was absolutely crazy. He's probably the only thing keeping twitter afloat. It's too late for him to leave now.

Trump has always been a 90's new york democrat, and still acts like it today. The only reason the left hates him so much is because he left the democrat plantation. They hate people who leave their tribe way more than they hate people on the right. If Trump didn't trigger the left so much, I wouldn't even care if he won or not, but now we are in this situation where we need him to win or literal communists (identity politics) are going to get a stranglehold on the federal government.

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w-duranty6489 13 points ago +17 / -4

Trump's biggest problem he's not very effective. Or really playing 4D chess.

But Trump's Hitler powers supposedly ruined moviebob's holidays...

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TentElephant 44 points ago +44 / -0

Trump is surprisingly effective with the entire US government trying to stop him.

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w-duranty6489 15 points ago +15 / -0

True.

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EntilZha 34 points ago +34 / -0

Donald J. Trump, a dictator so terrifying that quite literally no one is afraid to speak against him.

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YesMovement [S] 16 points ago +17 / -1

And the tech companies based on his country feel no fear actively campaigning for his opponent & silencing media making his opponent look bad.

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IWanttotalknow 11 points ago +11 / -0

Because they know the one thing they can't totally control and only influence is the vote. And they're fucking terrified that Trump's going to win again - you don't pull this kind of shit that can land your ass in jail or destroy your company for fun. It's a risk. "We're stopping the bad guy." can't work forever when then "bad guy" you've fought for the past four years gets re-elected.

From their point of view, now is the best time to act because they might not be able to soon. Gonna be fun to see who wins the Republican nomination after Trump's 2nd term, left won't be able to target them for a while.

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TheBubba 9 points ago +9 / -0

The left has very short memories and operates solely on emotion. I guarantee you the next republican nominee in 2024 will be literally Hitler.

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IWanttotalknow 3 points ago +3 / -0

Can't be, Trump is literally Hitler. You can't literally Hitler twice in a row or the jig is up. Christ, they had Mitt Romney as a slaver - he's not good, but he ain't that. The Republican field post Trump is wide open, there's a lot of rising stars, a lot of very, very popular politicians and even non-politicians which is very popular of late.

The left, the people who are leaving the left, the ones who don't want to speak up - they need to speak up with their vote. Virtually their entire set of politicians are shit or corrupt or worse. Then again, they're not exactly good at seeing "Wow, our elected politicians that we voted for are failing in a massive way, especially the ones who got super rich by being a public servant. Maybe I'm not voting Republican, but can we at least vote these clowns out and get some new ones, at least?" That should be the rallying cry of any leftist who's not batshit crazy. The two sides are at least supposed to work together sometimes. The left hasn't been willing to do that in ages.

... continue reading thread?
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TheImpossible1 7 points ago +10 / -3

He was too scared about what it would do to the markets.

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YesMovement [S] 7 points ago +8 / -1

The US markets have far more powerful companies that fucking Twitter.

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IWanttotalknow 5 points ago +5 / -0

I don't know if it was 4D chess or not - rather, it was just a matter of time until Big Tech decided to squash a story. The Dems probably looked at this and shit their pants 3 weeks before election and went "Yup, censor this one. Here are reasons we can say it's bullshit, we're building our narrative around that."

Of course it was bound to be closer to the election. If they did it six months ago, there'd be a ton of time to legally castrate them for breaking the law. Not as much time now. But they had to know the Streisand Effect was gonna make it ten times the news it was before, so it really doesn't make sense.

But I'll bet good money Trump's got plenty more stuff waiting to come out. I don't like that politicking much, waiting to release stuff, but at this point I don't care too much about it as long as it's not illegal and I don't believe it is.

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ramzaruglia 23 points ago +24 / -1

Don't worry people, if we ignore this long enough, they'll go away and before I forget: Stick to ethics. /s

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YesMovement [S] 16 points ago +17 / -1

Unrelated politics

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GoggleHead 15 points ago +16 / -1

I want every mod that ever posted that flogged in the town square.

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Adamrises 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah but that's a sexism and you only complain about it because you hate women.

That was their actual rebuttal for a time.

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w-duranty6489 15 points ago +15 / -0

the hacker named NYPost

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TheRedThirst 10 points ago +10 / -0

theyre panicking, nothing will stop the Trump train. KAG