Twitter style and tone

shakahislop

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its not twitter but i watched about an hour of ben shapiro and then tucker carlson last night. my gut reaction was one that probably a million people have had with things they don't like over the centuries: isn't this stuff going to be banned at some point? it feels so ostentatiously, blatantly negative to me. an incitement to hate.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
its not twitter but i watched about an hour of ben shapiro and then tucker carlson last night. my gut reaction was one that probably a million people have had with things they don't like over the centuries: isn't this stuff going to be banned at some point? it feels so ostentatiously, blatantly negative to me. an incitement to hate.
Well Carlson is promulgating a conspiracy theory that's now the official ideology of far-right terrorists.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
Well Carlson is promulgating a conspiracy theory that's now the official ideology of far-right terrorists.
well yeah. exactly. for a while i've been wondering for a while if the limits of 'free speech' are going to close in a bit in the coming years (I mean decades). i think RT is off air now for example. there are a lot of incentives for states to do things like this and there's an authoritarian trend in anglo culture I think. certainly the idea that you can say more or less anything you want with no consequences, outside of a fairly limited set of things considered hate speech, looks more and more like an quirk of the 90s and 00s than, as it used to seem, an irreversible long-term direction of travel
 
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mixed_biscuits

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well yeah. exactly. for a while i've been wondering for a while if the limits of 'free speech' are going to close in a bit in the coming years (I mean decades). i think RT is off air now for example. there are a lot of incentives for states to do things like this and there's an authoritarian trend in anglo culture I think. certainly the idea that you can say more or less anything you want with no consequences, outside of a fairly limited set of things considered hate speech, looks more and more like an quirk of the 90s and 00s than, as it used to seem, an irreversible long-term direction of travel
Sorry, you can't say that
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Today and yesterday twitter seemed to deliberately mix up the twitter feeds of loads of militant vegans and their enemies with predictable results... I followed this, less predictable, argument which kicked off when someone pointed out the correct spelling of bestiality and said it was spelled that way cos it's best.

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