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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why did Trumpists screech about the loss of free speech at Trump’s Twitter suspension. Trump literally had an army of reporters...?

...Who followed him everywhere, broadcasting every stupid thing he uttered? The thing is, Trump didn’t like speaking to the press... but how is his free speech being stifled? A Twitter account is a privilege, not a right, right righties?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Trumptards don’t really understand laws, government, or the constitution. If they did, they probably wouldn’t be supporting trump. The first amendment only guarantees that a person can’t be criminally charged for their speech (with a few exceptions). It does not require private companies to give anyone a platform for that protected speech. 

    Trump can say whatever he wants, but Twitter has no obligation to publish it. A business has the right to refuse service to anyone at their discretion. Twitter is a business. Trump has repeatedly violated their TOS, and quite frankly, has been given more leeway than any other person would be given. Trump took his privilege for granted. He broke the rules too many times, and now he’s banned from social media. 

    While he was POTUS, he had the ability to call a press conference any time he wanted. Even now, he will almost definitely still be welcome as a guest on conservative news outlets. But they may edit his interviews and play only the parts they see fit, because they are responsible for the content they air. If he wants to speak freely, he will have to find a platform that allows it, or he can stand in the street with a bull horn like everyone else would have to.

    Trump has always acted like rules don’t apply to him. When those rules are enforced, trump starts complaining that everything is rigged against him, even when the rules are applied equally to everyone. His cult then parrots the same complaints on his behalf. He’s done this so many times. He claimed the debates were rigged against him because the moderators were mean to him, asked him “unfair” questions, didn’t let him speak (he was interrupting both Biden and the moderator when it wasn’t his turn), and in the last debate they muted BOTH candidate’s mics, which he claimed was unfair (both parties agreed to the rules in advance). Trump constantly claimed the media was out to get him, even though they were only asking him the same questions they would ask anyone else in the same circumstances. He’s spent 4 years playing victim, because he thinks he deserves special treatment and privileges, and can’t stand being held to the same standards as everyone else. 

  • 1 month ago

    45 cult was not complaining when that guy in Iran Twitter account was banned. He showed a drone flying over 45 playing golf. His account was banned but according to Republicans that was wrong to ban that guy's account also. 

  • 1 month ago

    So it's not stupid that the only things said on social media was merely apposing liberal viewpoints which got your a$s kick off is ok with you?  Facebook& Twitter who donated millions to libs are allowed to do anything they want. And they do. Kick your a$s off for expressing nothing but non liberal opinions.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Twitter squelched freedom of speech when they barred the president.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, and I communicated before Twitter and Facebook.

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