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Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: hal
Date: January 11, 2021 02:30PM
“The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance,” Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief spokesman, told reporters in Berlin on Monday, according to Reuters.

“Given that, the chancellor considers it problematic that the president’s accounts have been permanently suspended.”


[www.cnbc.com]
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 11, 2021 02:33PM
The New York Times is under no obligation to publish every op-ed that passes its threshold. Why should Twitter?



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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 11, 2021 02:34PM
Didn't Germany have a small problem with "freedom of opinion" getting a little out of hand in the 1930s/40s?



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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 11, 2021 03:00PM
Germany has serious criminal penalties for hate speech, bordering on draconian.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 11, 2021 03:19PM
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RgrF
Germany has serious criminal penalties for hate speech, bordering on draconian.

What sort of penalties could we impose on the President? The current Gov't has been loathe to take any action. The only effective means seems to be from private industry.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 11, 2021 03:33PM
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RgrF
Germany has serious criminal penalties for hate speech, bordering on draconian.

Yeah...she's one to talk. Heil in public there, and well..don't.

Twitter is a bakery. Trump is a gay couple looking for a wedding cake. See how easy it is?
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 11, 2021 03:45PM
It is sort of amazing how all the press in the world is now distilled to Twitter, is it not?



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 11, 2021 03:45PM
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p8712
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RgrF
Germany has serious criminal penalties for hate speech, bordering on draconian.

Yeah...she's one to talk. Heil in public there, and well..don't.

Twitter is a bakery. Trump is a gay couple looking for a wedding cake. See how easy it is?

And Parler's problem is like someone with pre-existing conditions that can't find anyone willing to sell them insurance.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 11, 2021 03:48PM
Dang, Germany seems awkwardly passionate about this.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 11, 2021 03:49PM
Germany's freedom of speech laws are flipped from ours.

Here, the government is restrained from regulating non-commercial speech without a compelling public interest. Private entities (Corporations) can pretty much do whatever they want outside of the narrow field of regulation.

There, the government controls speech. Corporations are subject to penalties whenever they tread on anything that might be deemed dangerous to/by the government in broad categories. Censorship is the rule, not the exception, and it comes by government fiat.

From her point of view, this is perverse.



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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 11, 2021 03:50PM
He can send me a text any time he wants.
He can go to another platform if he wants (in theory ... lulz)
He literally HAS A PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM IN HIS HOUSE.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 11, 2021 04:08PM
Sedition is illegal.
Child pornography is illegal.

If we ban sites that promote child pornography, we should ban sites that promote sedition.
Goodbye Parler.

If we ban users who upload child pornography, we should ban users that promote sedition.
Goodbye Trump's Twitter account.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 11, 2021 05:13PM
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deckeda
He can send me a text any time he wants.
He can go to another platform if he wants (in theory ... lulz)
He literally HAS A PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM IN HIS HOUSE.

ROTFL! Exactly.

And we have rules that state you cannot yell 'Fire!' in a crowded movie theater.
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Re: Angela Merkel has blasted Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account.
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 11, 2021 07:35PM
Opinions and inciting insurrection are two very different things.
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