Post by seawell on Oct 30, 2022 12:53:59 GMT -6
Some food for thought on this: This line of thinking only really works if you can show that liberals violated terms of service in the same proportion. It is also reliant on a belief that private companies should have less or even no say in how their products are used or who they do business with.
I think it’s an extra wrinkle though when it is financial based. Losing a social media account is one thing but financial penalties are a whole other level to me.
As far as terms of service, when the ADL and SPLC(PayPal has open partnerships with them) are shaping those terms of service it should be no wonder that conservatives would be flagged more often.
Make fair policy with input from not just left wing institutions and I think it would go a long way towards avoiding any controversy.
Speaking of private companies, it will be very interesting to see what happens on twitter now that it is private as far as what accounts may be restored and what kind of accounts may be suspended(or not)moving forward.
I completely acknowledge that there are wild extremes on both sides now probably more than ever. I’m also not saying that everyone that has been booted from PayPal, go fund me, social media, etc…didn’t deserve it. I’m just saying I think it could be way more fair and consistent. I also like the idea of very rarely, if ever, permanently banning people. I think it breeds even more extremism and is counterproductive.
So, in general, I say allow free(legal)speech. Let the best ideas win out and just be fair/consistent.