Twitter removed a lot more abusive content in the second half of 2020 than ever before
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 2 Comments • one week ago
“Twitter is getting better at moderating its platform”
Completely free speech is a race to the deepest point in the septic tank. Twitter's exclusion of Donald Trump was important... but much, much too late.
Gettr by the Pu$$y
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 12 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“Jason Miller pitched a free-speech utopia. He got a moderation nightmare.”
We got into a spat over Moderation yesterday. Then this arrived today. Karma! For the thousandth time... I have great esteem and affection for Perrie. Which does not mean I must always agree with her.
What America Failed to Understand About Its War in Afghanistan
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 17 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“That the war went on so long may be tragic, but it is hardly surprising”
I fought in Vietnam. I - like most of us - knew that it was futile. We fought for various reasons. I thought that doing my duty for my country applied even when my country was wrong... if not too wrong What will our Middle East veterans say about their time in a futile war?
Only the incompetent need apply
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 13 Comments • 4 Likes • 2 weeks ago
“Among conservative Republicans, expertise is now considered disqualifying”
We see this here on NT. Members who make no effort to verify the "facts" they put up. They don't care whether they're true or not. They post the party line. The result is a steady decline in the intelligence of posting on NT.
The prospects of a post-democratic world
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 3 Comments • one month ago
“The systemic collapse of American democracy posits the prospects of a post-democratic world”
I subscribe to al Jazeera as I once subscribed to the Wall Street Journal: to see what the bad guys are publishing. (Yes, I know... there's more than enough "bad guy publishing" right here on NT... but I'm looking for quality writing.) It's interesting to see this presumption of the coming...