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AOC sued over blocking Twitter users, following appeals court ruling on Trump

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If, as an elected official, you’re choosing to use social media as a governing or legislative tool— including discussion of bills or how you’re voting on certain bills— then, yeah. No locking down accounts. No blocking.
There is no rule that says they have to include everyone in discussion. They should have the free speech ability to block whoever they want. Twitter is not a public space.

Insisting a website is public space is pretty dumb.
If Twitter allows users to block people, anybody should be able to use that feature, regardless of their affiliation with the general population.
I agree 100%. Who is going to legislate the blocks? Are we going to trust the government to review each instance? What a tremendous waste.
 
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If the website is public space, then they shouldn’t be allowed to deplatform.

It all comes full circle. Utility rights.
Who is going to legislate the blocks? Are we going to trust the government to review each instance? What a tremendous waste.
No disagreement here.



To add another variable to the mix, Twitter (most websites, really) is a business aiming for profits. That adds a whole other level of problems if it's a 'public space.'
 
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No disagreement here.



To add another variable to the mix, Twitter (most websites, really) is a business aiming for profits. That adds a whole other level of problems if it's a 'public space.'
Not if they classify them as public utilities.
 

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seems like a herculean task to insist these spaces aren't public when there's no where else to go after they ban you (unless you like talking into a void)

cannot ignore the reality of the world forever
 
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Not if they classify them as public utilities.
seems like a herculean task to insist these spaces aren't public when there's no where else to go after they ban you (unless you like talking into a void)
Public utilities should be reserved for things that are imperative to our infrastructure. Not social media. The last thing I want is for the government to try and make things fair in that respect.

This is a free market problem. Let the market decide. If enough people are turned off by the policies, an alternative will open up.
 
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seems like a herculean task to insist these spaces aren't public when there's no where else to go after they ban you (unless you like talking into a void)

cannot ignore the reality of the world forever
The term "public" comes with all sorts of effects. Public spaces are paid for using taxes, for example.

Websites like Twitter are certainly not public spaces.
 
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