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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 0xchan  - A Change of Seasons

Government has always regulated speech. Corporations have always (will always) been able to regulate speech on their platforms. Your first amendment right to say what you want is predicated on public safety, slander and libel laws and no one has ever had the right to do what they want on someone else's platform.




bfv  ·  218 days ago  ·  link  ·  

... but things are going to get really weird when Voat is the only platform that will put up with a large minority of Republican congressmen.

spencerflem  ·  218 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel so bad for that site. I joined at the same time as hubski back when it was called whoaverse, and it seemed like a cool hipster Reddit alternative. Went back again last week and it's filled with (((conspiracies))) and outrageously racist and sexist things. Places that pride themselves exclusively on "free speech" seem to devolve into this sort of nonsense by pushing out the people who don't want to bother putting up with it.

bfv  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If they didn't set out to build a community of all the users who were too big a pain in reddit's ass to be ignored they must have realized that's what they were doing in the first year. I find it hard to be sympathetic.