Sentence of the Day, 2nd Wednesday of 2021

Silicon Valley’s moves to eject President Trump from social media represent a display of power the companies have avoided making for nearly four years.

— “Big Tech Firms Flex Muscle With Bans” by Sarah E. Needleman and Georgia Wells, Wall Street Journal, 11 January 2021

6 Comments

  1. January 14, 2021 at 4:16 am

    So, does this imply they always thought censorship is ethical?

    • January 14, 2021 at 4:18 am

      No, it means they didn’t want Trump to retaliate by passing legislation detrimental to them. They knew he’d do it. His tweets were so abusive, the language was awful. It was well past time for him to be scrubbed.

      • January 14, 2021 at 5:14 pm

        So, to reiterate, you believe censorship is valid? I’m concerned that they are no longer forums of thought but editors and publishers. This seems like a definitional difference of their role IMHO.

      • January 14, 2021 at 6:32 pm

        What is this? Why is censorship valid?

      • January 14, 2021 at 8:48 pm

        We can have different opinions on the POTUS. My concern is that if tech companies can erase the most powerful man on earth, what can they do to normal people without any power?

      • January 14, 2021 at 8:53 pm

        I’ve been suspended twice by Twitter but they always let me back after a week or so. I thought he was making press statements? I have been hearing them on TV.


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