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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-19 9:47 AM 
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Vanity Fair

January 6, 2021, was undoubtedly one of the worst days in the history of the United States, but the one bright spot that came out of it was that it resulted in Donald Trump’s banning  and suspensions from Twitter and Facebook, which he’d previously used to both terrorize the nation on an hourly basis and win the 2016 election. Unfortunately, that two-year reprieve may not last much longer.

While Twitter boss Elon Musk reinstated Trump’s account back in November—thanks to the new owner’s laissez-faire approach to hate speech and history of doing terrible things—Facebook parent company Meta had suspended the ex-president for two years, after which it would review the situation. That two-year period was up on January 7, 2023, and the former guy is, not surprisingly, getting antsy.

NBC News reports that Trump’s 2024 campaign sent a letter to Meta on Tuesday in which it wrote: “We believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse.” It reportedly went on to talk about free speech—conservatives’ favorite topic that they don’t actually understand—and request a “meeting to discuss President Trump’s prompt reinstatement to the platform.”

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From: EnfcmntOffcrJan-20 9:28 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 3) 
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Yeah, so what? You think only people you agree with have the right to engage in 1st Amendment protected activity?

From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-20 9:39 AM 
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EnfcmntOffcr said...

Yeah, so what? You think only people you agree with have the right to engage in 1st Amendment protected activity?

You should read the First Amendment. The Constitution doesn't guarantee anyone the right to write or say what you want on social media, because they are owned by private companies. The First amendment doesn't guarantee your right to post anything you want on Delphiforums, either, as it is owned by a private company. the First Amendment protects you from being arrested or detained by the government for speaking out. That's it.

Truth Social, Trump's social media company, has much stricter regulations and terms of service than either Facebook or Twitter. You are not allowed, for example, to post anything negative about Donald Trump.

The people who spout about First Amendment all the time have the least knowledge about what it says and what the actual protections are

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