Twitter confirms Trump will lose "public interest protections" for tweets when Biden takes office

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/09/twitter-confirms-trump-will-lose-public-interest-protections-for-tweets-when-biden-takes-office.html

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So how long will it take for Trump to be permanently removed? 10 minutes after Biden’s inauguration? More? Less?

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They also exempt canduidates fior said offices. Given that Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign began in early 2017, I could imagine ruthless exploitation of this “loophole”

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There has already been speculation that he would launch a campaign so that if criminal investigations are opened into him he can complain that they are politically motivated.

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Just delete it. Make a statement that you are exercising your 1A right of free association and are making a decision as a private business to not provide your services to Donald Trump. Yes, you’ll lose a lot of bots and white guys with profile pictures of them wearing sunglasses in their cars, but just do it.

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giphy (83)

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No worries, he’ll just move over to Parler. Just like my Mom did.

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Oh donnie, you belong on the biggest loser now. Being massively obese and a huge loser.

Stop playing the apprentice donnie, you’re fired. Now try to work off some of that gross orange slime.

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He has to relinquish this one first.

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I don’t trust this at all. Trump tweets get clicks. Twitter will find some new excuse to allow Trump to distribute his hate-filled, pathognomonic lies via tweets, that even ex-presidents’ tweets will merit “public interest” protections (aka private profit protections).

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I look forward to the day when something that someone said on Twitter - no matter who they are - isn’t considered news.

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If every “I’m leaving twitter for Parler, come join me and enjoy all the freedom” tweet from a conservative douche resulted in .00001 humans actually joining Parler, there would be approximately 18 billion humans using Parler by this point.

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Exactly. Were his tweets (birtherism etc.) in the “public interest” before 2015?

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There must be a value equation somewhere:

A. Trump tweets gain X amount of traffic, including all the people against him, minus the number of people KEPT AWAY from Twitter because of Trump’s presence, i.e. he keeps the platform at a certain size because people feel it’s toxic and they stay on Facebook or IG or someplace else or nowhere.

B. Trumplessness means Y number of new people will come to the Twitter platform, minus the Z number of people who will leave because Trump is gone.

If B had no possibility, they would not even be talking about this. So there is something to it. I cannot be more precise than this right now. But this is how it’s playing out in my analytic mind.

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Well yeah I think he just conceded.

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Are you just saying this or do you have a link?

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Well its this post:



If he wants to run in 2024, he must not be president now

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Oh. I thought you meant he ACTUALLY conceded just now.

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I doubt that will actually happen but he seems to have accepted the situation.

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