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- Sep 20, 2018
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They keep calling it a "freedom of speech" issue, but its not. The First Amendment protects people from *government* censorship. This is a business matter. Private businesses like Amazon are free stop doing business with customers they don't like, so long as their reason isn't discrimination based on protected classes under the Civil Rights Act. Certainly a social network whose members are fomenting violence, and the operator is doing little to nothing to stop it is worthy of getting the boot. That's especially true when you violate the "Acceptable Use Policy" you agreed to (activities harmful to others).
The only social networks I use are Reddit and NextDoor. On Reddit I limit myself to three subreddits (space, science, and technology) that I'm interested in and have reasonable people making comments. NextDoor is people who live within ~5 miles of me i.e. neighbors. Useful for keeping up with local activities and events.Gab is the only social media I have ever deleted an account on. I signed up super early on because at the time, I did a lot of that just to get in with a good username at the start. Then I forgot about it. When it became the hell hole it is, I made a point of logging in solely to delete my account.
Do NOT piss off the White House kitchen staff. They have knives and might put something in your KFC.God help the White House (and Mar a Largo) domestic staff, though.Ex-Republican governor of California compares US democracy to sword wielded by Conan the Barbarian in video addresswww.theguardian.com
This is fascinating to watch. Parler is losing all kinds of infrastructure it relies on. Github, Jira, Twilio, Outlook... Twilio cutting ties basically means their authentication will accept arbitrary characters to log in, which is a big deal on a social network that requires a photo of your drivers license to sign up.
Oh yeah, you were obviously prepared for something like this, which is why you.... *rereads* ....are "rebuilding from scratch".
You're right, but it's a day later and they haven't had a serious outage yet. The site has loaded slow, but they haven't gone down, and nothing has broken, even though they are taking on parler refugees, and probably dealing with a lot of DDoS attacks.It takes a lot more than a few servers in a room to protect against ddos attacks which is one reason people use outfits like Cloudflare and AWS.
Time will tell. Certainly if Trump joins them, they and any isps providing them connectivity will be in the spotlight.You're right, but it's a day later and they haven't had a serious outage yet. The site has loaded slow, but they haven't gone down, and nothing has broken, even though they are taking on parler refugees, and probably dealing with a lot of DDoS attacks.
I'm not saying they are definitely as robust as AWS and cloudflare. Their blog post about their hardware might be hyperbolic. At the same time, they are robust enough to survive so far, so they have something bigger than the average hobbyist server closet.
Yes and no. The problem is we get efforts like Trump's to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which would have open up providers to liability over any content published on their services by their users. Many services would probably just shut down rather than involve themselves with the Herculean task of policing, which could possibly even require previewing before allowing the public release of, every single user's postings.Yes it’s ridiculous that the ones who push for letting the market take care of what is acceptable/available are now the ones who angry about it but it should be the government’s job to set laws and regulations, no?