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You're right that Trump is bluffing, but let me explain something about fascism. They way fascism works is you need to pretend to have an enemy that is all powerful (so that defeating them requires any means necessary), incompetent (so defeating them is fairly easy) and evil (so you don't join them). Trump is just using Facebook/Twitter as the enemy. Not "beating" them is intentional. If it wasn't them, he'd find someone else to scapegoat and blame all the problems on. It's all just to feed a victim complex of conservatives to turn them into fascists.Grazyn wrote: What I don't understand is, why? Why would Trump do it? The international success of the alt-right was only made possible by the ability to write untrue stuff on the internet. So why stop it now? The way I see it, there may be 2 reasons
-The alt-right has already won and they don't need it anymore. Whining about censoring and freedom of speech was only functional to seizing power and now it's time to silence the opposition by removing any tool they may use for a comeback. Counterargument: doesn't look like they won, Trump himself allegedly just lost the election and populist parties are still struggling in Europe
Copyrights are actually the bigger problem I think. As always.Timonk wrote:unless someone develops an ungodly filter that picks up the slightest amount of bigotry, yes.
There is no chance whatsoever that any bill removing section 230 will pass the House. Nancy Pelosi represents San Francisco. Say what you will about lobbying, but if nothing else it's effective.Grazyn wrote:You didn't but there's a lot of scared people in here who seem to believe this has a non-zero chance of happening
Trump can only veto, he can't force it. They can stall it and wait for Biden to take over, and even if Trump stays president, it still requires real, living human beings to vote for something that will destroy the economy more than a thousand covid plagues
Trump vetoing the military budget and leaving it up to Biden to pass it is the biggest own goal imaginable. It makes Democrats look responsible and reasonable while Republicans look stupid and incompetent.