Keep this in mind- Facebook and Twitter are not the property of the people. I’ll say it again, Facebook and Twitter are NOT the property of the people. Facebook and all the other stuff related to FB (messenger for example) are the property of Zuckerberg. He owns it and he’s become rich off it. He has employees, some of whom monitor the site and give people warnings for being out of line in their posts or even ban people. Twitter is owned by someone else. It’s no different than going to Hellmart or Amazon. Those large companies do not belong to the people either and they can refuse service or even kick people out of their stores if they want, even the president of the United States, if they want. A DNS is not needed by a judge before the company denies a person. They have the right to refuse service, if they so chose. Facebook can shut up anyone they want. They are not bound by the First Amendment because it is their property and not that of the U.S. and the people. If Zuckerberg wants to shut down the whole site tomorrow, taking everyone’s voice away, he can do that and there is nothing anyone can do about it, under law. If he declares bankruptcy and cannot pay the bill for the domain and webspace, then it gets shut down, just like that and just like any other country. Even KMart lost all its stores and properties after so many bankruptcies and there wasn’t anything customers could do about it. So basically, your voice on Facebook and Twitter is only limited by the owner’s rules, because you are on their property that they bought for the year or for 5 or 10 years (though I don’t think anyone buys webspace for 10 years. Even the servers he has, could be his or another companies (I assume it’s the owners of Twitter and FB), but those servers cost money in which to allow people around the world to use the FB and Twitter sites. It’s not just the U.S. that uses these various platform, but people from around the world. Zuckerberg has a FB for the population of China that is for China only and those citizens are not privy to any area of FB outside of China FB. So in that respect, Zuckerberg is the guest and he has to go by Communist rules. Other than that, Zuckerberg owns FB and whoever owns Twitter and there’s nothing you can do about what they decide anymore than you can do anything about what Walmart and Amazon decides concerning how they run their business. If they want to ban the dotard for life, oh well and who cares. The dotard asked to be banned by inciting violence on the respective properties and he got what he asked for.
While Googly and Apple banned that the one platform from their Googly play store and Apple Store, there’s talk that the dotard could end up creating his own platform. That takes time, maybe even a few years, in which case the dotard could be dead before that happens. He is well into his 70s and had COVID bad enough to be hospitalized, so his health is even worse than it was before, despite the better care than us commoners would get if we fell that ill, in part because he went AMA (against medical advice).
What happened to Trump could happen to any one.
Yes it can and no judge say differently because basically, the site is not people’s property, but the owners of FB and Twit. This was true from the day one when they were first created and the first post was made. FB nor Twit is yours or mine or Lausten’s or anyone else on CFI and BTW, CFI Forums is not the people’s either. CFI owns it because they pay for webspace, domain, etc etc etc. They can shut it down tonight if they want (I hope they don’t want to) or they can overrule us mods and even decide they don’t want the mods they have (I hope they don’t do that either). It’s not ours posting on this forum.
Facebook has a tendency to suppress messages or accounts along very strange and partisan norms which make me afraid.
There’s nothing to be afraid of on FB or Twit, as long as you mind your Ps and Qs and especially if you have them on hand while you’re posting. Being tipsy and typing wildly while online isn’t a very good idea on any platform. Just keep in mind that you can say almost anything you want as long you don’t incite violence or make threats or post porn or whatever violated common sense. Just have common sense in what you post and you will be OK.
Not if he gets impeached. It’ll remove all benefits and secret service protection and he won’t be able to pardon himself for ANY of the crimes he as committed as president and private citizen. This is why he is so desperate. He knows what’s waiting for him after Jan 20, 12 noon.
He will become a “persona non grata”
Good. That’s what a lot of people, except the dumpster people (dotard’s minions) in the U.S. are wanting now.