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John Gruber SE:
Why is Gruber so invested in Twitter's censorship tactics?
10:31 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Vanilla Dry Ice:
Because Twitter is the equivalent of that one dickhead friend of yours who, despite being a dick, keeps getting props, and you can't figure out why.
10:37 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
anonymous:
Is the "offense" caused to Muslims by retweeting really greater than the offense caused by the content of the videos themselves?

If you're not sure, you may be a cuck.
11:14 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Uh oh someone said cuck, get ready for a shit storm.

I already made that mistake.

Back to Twitter, if you don't like it, don't use it. No one is prying open your eyeballs and forcing you.

I never post to Twitter but I find it useful for up to the second current events.

Often people and media outlets post to Twitter before posting to a website or Google has a chance to crawl said website.

That is useful, for me anyway.
11:30 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo:
孔子说 Fly which rests on toilet seat gets pissed off 非常相关的陈述
11:32 pm — Thursday, 30 November 2017
Paint the tires, ma!:
A video of muslims behaving badly!

Let's shitshame the person that shared it instead of the Muslims behaving badly!

Why? Because Muslims are the fucking victims! The fucking Crusader Christians came here a thousand years ago and kicked their asses! We've been fucked up every since!

It's not our fault that half of our believers are fucking neanderthals who would rape and kill children if given the chance, it's the fucking Christians fault! Gay people? Them too! When we stick our dicks in each other's butts that's just life, but those Western Gay people are abominations!
3:11 am — Friday, 1 December 2017
Johnny Grubstein:
>Translation from PR Weasel-ese to English: Twitter is afraid of pissing off Trump.

As usual, Grubs completely misses the point. They aren't "afraid of pissing off Trump" at all. They are smart enough not to shut off an account that drives a huge amount of traffic to their service.
6:27 am — Friday, 1 December 2017
Gone Juber:
@Johnny Grubstein is right; in addition, Twitter's so-called "PR Weaselese" doesn't need translating. The President has seen fit to retweet (and tacitly endorse) hateful, bigoted, and incendiary videos that condemn an entire religion practiced by nearly a quarter of the world's population...

That is newsworthy, and people should know that he did that, and be able to verify that he did that, and come to conclusions about what that means about him and his fitness for office. There is, as Twitter put it, "a legitimate public interest in its availability."

Do I think Twitter has some pecuniary interest as well? Duh, I'm not an idiot. But the two aren't mutually exclusive and their statement seems legit to me as-is.
8:18 am — Friday, 1 December 2017
catfood:
@gone juber

+1
3:14 pm — Friday, 1 December 2017
anonymous:
It actually makes sense to leave them up for everyone to see, but the "every side" rationale is bad and Twitter should feel bad
4:06 pm — Friday, 1 December 2017
PB Newman O's:
When the president does it, that means it is not against the terms of use.
5:44 pm — Friday, 1 December 2017
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