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Title: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on October 21, 2021, 12:18:36 PM
So Trump has a new site out called Truth Social. It promises open, free  and honest global conversation.

As long as it is not a criticism of Trump.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/trump-free-speech-app-prohibits-135603557.html

Free speech as long at they agree with it. 
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on October 21, 2021, 12:37:52 PM
Every site truly offering free unedited speech quickly gets overrun as a haven for hate speech, porn, and other content most foul. Q into the storm talks about that on 8 chan where a supporter talks about shielding his wife from the site.

Imagine if Facebook banned accounts because they said bad things about Facebook.

I predict that there are enough clever Trump haters out there that this will be short lived. They will use all the tricks Breitbart commenters have mastered, like f¥ck. Moderators won't be able to keep up with the reports.

But hey, at least ornery has a new place to move to.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on October 22, 2021, 03:36:20 PM
i wonder how long before Truth gets renamed Echo.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Wayward Son on October 22, 2021, 05:05:41 PM
I wonder how long before Trump copyright's the word "truth," so only he can use it?  ;D
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on October 22, 2021, 07:54:25 PM
Will Truth even get running.

Turns out they use a open source code called Mastadon.  The issue is that part of the license to use Mastadon requires that the code and any changes be made open to the public, which is sort of what open source code is all about.  But Truth says their site is proprietary, which violates the T&C of the open code.  So once again Trump shows he can not act with in the rules, even when the product is free.

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-accused-ripping-code-social-network-mastodon-truth-site-1641343

Also Truth requires members who have a problem with them to use arbitration to settle disputes while if the site has an issue with the member, they can sue in their home state.  That seems fairly common for sites like this (like Facebook and Twitter), but Trump had a real problem with those requirements back when he was suing them. So the rules are only ok when he gets to use them in his favor.

My guess is Truth never goes live.

Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on October 25, 2021, 12:22:09 PM
Wayward,

Were you kidding or not?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/looks-trump-trying-trademark-truthing-012008712.html

Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on October 25, 2021, 01:00:36 PM
He forgot truthiness
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Wayward Son on October 25, 2021, 01:28:21 PM
I was kidding.  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on October 28, 2021, 08:30:43 PM
Yeah. All you Democrat apologists want to do is devise a way to steal any open forum by inundating it with disinformation. Any attempt to forestall that is anathema to your cause.

The problem with the established social giants is how the owners block anything they disagree with. It is not the people that overcome the flow of information.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on October 29, 2021, 07:40:15 AM
Wm
What about the fact they are not following the rules for the open source code they are using? Or that members are not able to criticize the forum?

Maybe it will work out.  My guess is it never gets off the ground.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on October 29, 2021, 02:01:16 PM
Or the fact that after all their cackling about bias, if they revealed their code we'd see massive thumbs on the promotion of certain content according to ideology? Or suppression of other ones?

Yes, the big guys suppress disinformation that is going to result in people put on ventilators, school board members getting threatened, racist recruitment, human trafficking, suicide and other things that are going to get people physically harmed.

Frankly, we're seeing that they did far too little.

Nobody is suppressing conservative objections to abortion, taxation, regulation, school prayer, or any other traditional sane conservative position.

They are shutting down qanon conspiracies, dangerous medical advice, advocating the violent overthrow of the government, and threatening violence against people.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on November 03, 2021, 05:33:34 PM
Face it. The purpose of creating a place for simple communication is because Facebook, Tweets, and other big Tech are complicit tools of the Democrats. Sure you go look for reasons to stop any attempt to counter what big tech has already done. Small minds deflect.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on December 02, 2021, 09:23:59 AM
Not a great start.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-truth-social-missed-projected-035102634.html
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: rightleft22 on December 02, 2021, 11:38:08 AM
Face it. The purpose of creating a place for simple communication is because Facebook, Tweets, and other big Tech are complicit tools of the Democrats. Sure you go look for reasons to stop any attempt to counter what big tech has already done. Small minds deflect.

A convincing argument has been made that the use (manipulation) of Face book and twitter had a great deal to do with Trump's success.

The Democrat "Leadership" still don't get it.  All those puzzled looks when asked questions about how their messaging is not just ineffective but so easily turned against them.

You have nothing to worry about wmLambert. You can count on the DEM to continue to undermine and undo themselves.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on December 07, 2021, 03:58:50 PM
So Nunes is going to take over this turd?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on December 07, 2021, 04:10:58 PM
Obviously well qualified.   ::)
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on December 13, 2021, 08:30:20 PM
...A convincing argument has been made that the use (manipulation) of Face book and twitter had a great deal to do with Trump's success.

Yes. That is why the Left had to target the successful communications he used. Bush 43 did not deign to argue with the complicit media, mistakenly thinking they would eventually get it right.

Face it, Trump is far smarter than his opponents. Look at this article to understand how brilliant his economic successes were, both at home and internationally: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/12/13/topline-for-candidates-there-is-only-one-donald-trump-and-economic-security-is-national-security/

The only way the Swamp has to counter him is by cheating.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on December 13, 2021, 09:42:14 PM
Lambert, you are either the most brilliant and committed troll of all time, or cognitively impaired and delusional.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: DJQuag on December 21, 2021, 03:38:52 AM
That's a bit harsh, Drake. I admire Lambert being involved on this medium at his age. Same way my Grandad who was born in the 1920's but had me on his lap showing me Commodore computers in the late 80's. And it's a bit harsh to just call him impaired or deluded and then call it a day. I get it, but if that's the tone we're going to set why don't we all just exchange Facebook or Twitter to make it more efficient?

If you think someone is being an idiot in the public square, best thing to do, if you can't be bothered to remind everyone *again* that they're an idiot, is to let them keep talking. If you try to drown them out you just lend them legitimacy.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 09, 2022, 12:29:27 PM
So now it is going to go live at the end of March.

We will see if this ever gets off the ground.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 09, 2022, 02:59:52 PM
So now it is going to go live at the end of March.

We will see if this ever gets off the ground.

Sure. I hear JFK is going to be the first user, and the first week's festivities include a Proud Boys AMA.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 18, 2022, 09:56:43 AM
Ok so Truth Social is up an running in Beat. But to sign up you have to give money to the NRSC  in order to complete your sign up.  Does not seem like a free site to me.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Wayward Son on February 18, 2022, 10:54:43 AM
Yes, but that money is tax-deductible--if you use Trump's old accounting firm.  ;D
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 10:56:28 AM
 Fake news?  I only see it for Pre order. I don't have an iphone so I can't test it.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 11:00:55 AM
Ahh yes.  Fake news.  Signing up for the waiting list is free.  If you want to pre-reserve your username you can make a $1 donation.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 18, 2022, 11:14:11 AM
And have you ever seen any other site ever milk the public to reserve their usernames? For a service that doesn't exist? Twitter didn't do that, or twitch, or discord, or anybody. Just admit its shady AF.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 11:24:27 AM
I suspect they are doing it specifically to piss off people like you and msquared.  Were you really interested in signing up if there weren't a fee to reserve your username?  Please forgive me if I don't take your fake outrage seriously.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 18, 2022, 11:42:01 AM
I am not outraged.  I am not even shocked. This is Trump. Does this surprise you? That something Trump is involved with is just a way to make even more money before it folds?

And it is not just money due the site.  It is a political contribution. So a liberal who wanted to go onto the site has to support some Republican Senate person in order to get on the site.

I wonder if there are any election laws that control this.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 18, 2022, 12:01:40 PM
The only real surprise to me is that it is not some Trump related group but the NRSC. And that it is just a 1 time fee that you would automatically be opted in to for doubling each time.  Just like most of Trump's fund raisers.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 18, 2022, 12:16:18 PM
I'm not outraged on my own behalf, I won't be joining. I'm outraged that they are going to milk another hundred thousand MAGA folks of money they could be using to buy bread.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 18, 2022, 12:55:08 PM
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Conservative podcast host Wayne Dupree also told Reuters that he was among the platform's beta testers. Dupree said that there is currently no edit button.

"I can see my participation in Truth Social outgrowing Twitter because it seems I am not suppressed like I have been on Twitter, since 2016," Dupree said. "I want to share my single dad chronicles. I want my followers to see I am more than politics and I feel Truth Social is going to allow my audience to see me as Twitter purposely does not."

I'm looking at his twitter feed right now. It isn't banned. If the algorithm is adapting to the number of people who hate his stuff, that's another thing, but if you follow someone on twitter, you see all their posts. You click follow. Then you click notify. It's not mysterious.

Also, his statement that he wants people to see he's more than politics? Scroll through his feed and see if you can find anything not political.

I guess there is a bizarre conspiracy post about Bob Saget that rambles and goes nowhere.

Then there's this:

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Rudy Claims to Have “1,000 Pieces of Evidence” Stored In His “Den” That Could Destroy Hillary

The world's going to be a good place with this guy having a louder voice, for the few months that Truth Social manages to operate.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 01:14:03 PM
It must be nice to be on the side that currently controls what you are allowed to say and not say. You dont have to worry about your misinformation, lies and hate free speech getting you disappeared.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: rightleft22 on February 18, 2022, 01:24:43 PM
Free Speech is under attack from the right and the left if for different reasonings
More and more the Right and Left divisions are merging to bring about the same ends neither wants
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 01:38:44 PM
Really?  Please point out some popular leftists that have been banned from social media.

Here's some of the the centrist/right leaning ones that have.
James Woods
Diamond and Silk
Milo Yiannopoulos
Laura Loomer
Steven Crowder
Michelle Malkin
Jack Posobiec
Brandon Straka
Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel
GOP Rep. Mark Meadows
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz
Millie Weaver aka Mellinial Millie
Independent Video Journalist Ford Fischer
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: rightleft22 on February 18, 2022, 01:48:55 PM
The right uses different means to cancel ideas, books, identities but the end is the same
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Lloyd Perna on February 18, 2022, 02:07:33 PM
What means?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: rightleft22 on February 18, 2022, 03:16:47 PM
What means?
by canceling them, banning books is a means of canceling, demanding only positive history be taught is a form of canceling
Denying rights to a group a people that identity differently then the 'norm' is a form of canceling.

In the end both right and left are tying to cancel what they don't like.
The biggest canceling strategy is try stop people from taking about and pointing out the fact they are canceling anyone or anything.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 18, 2022, 03:31:42 PM
Really?  Please point out some popular leftists that have been banned from social media.

Here's some of the the centrist/right leaning ones that have.
James Woods
Diamond and Silk
Milo Yiannopoulos
Laura Loomer
Steven Crowder
Michelle Malkin
Jack Posobiec
Brandon Straka
Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel
GOP Rep. Mark Meadows
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz
Millie Weaver aka Mellinial Millie
Independent Video Journalist Ford Fischer

lULZ. Gaetz isn't banned. His account is right here. https://twitter.com/mattgaetz
Diamond and silk were briefly locked. They are not banned. They are right here. https://twitter.com/DiamondandSilk

Leftists don't get banned because they don't violate the terms of service, full stop.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 19, 2022, 10:27:27 AM
One of the big complainers about media, massive Trump supporter, massive conservative, calls Harris a child abuser, fights school masking, thinks the election was stolen, cpac blogger of the year. Not banned.

https://twitter.com/WayneDupreeShow?t=etOnjpbIoNQmTrL9ghh5Hg&s=09

I'm surprised you didn't list Bannon, who got popped for saying that he wished we still lived in a time when we could behead our political enemies.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 20, 2022, 12:43:06 PM
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Starting March 1st, we will not produce our podcasts on Twitter/Facebook anymore. We know they don't care & now, neither do we.

We've been suppressed since 2016 with no way to fix it. We're tired of our followers not being notified of our posts (food, jokes, & advice) #Changes

That from Wayne Dupree. Funny thing is, I followed him on Twitter and I'm receiving every single notification for every one of his posts. I wonder how many other "suppressed" conservatives are lying about it?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 21, 2022, 08:53:59 AM
Well today is the day.  Except maybe not.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-social-media-app-truth-124331589.html

I can't wait to see who Trump blames when this goes down in flames.  Just like Trump University (scam) and Trump Steaks (failure) and Trump Airlines (failure) it will never be Trump's fault.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 23, 2022, 08:46:56 AM
Bastion of Free Speech?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-truth-social-app-censored-123726337.html

Account was banned for just the account name. Sure it pooked fun and Nunes. What a snow flake.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on February 23, 2022, 09:36:31 AM
Wow, TDS is reaching stage 4.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 23, 2022, 09:58:27 AM
Did I mention Trump in my previous post?  How about a comment on the subject of the post? Nope, name calling is all you got.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on February 23, 2022, 10:32:31 AM
Did I mention Trump in my previous post?  How about a comment on the subject of the post? Nope, name calling is all you got.

HAHAHA, OK, let's break it down!

This is an entire thread dedicated to Trump and his social media platform. You created this thread.

So Trump has a new site out called Truth Social. It promises open, free  and honest global conversation.

As long as it is not a criticism of Trump.

Will Truth even get running.

Turns out they use a open source code called Mastadon.  The issue is that part of the license to use Mastadon requires that the code and any changes be made open to the public, which is sort of what open source code is all about.  But Truth says their site is proprietary, which violates the T&C of the open code.  So once again Trump shows he can not act with in the rules, even when the product is free.

Also Truth requires members who have a problem with them to use arbitration to settle disputes while if the site has an issue with the member, they can sue in their home state.  That seems fairly common for sites like this (like Facebook and Twitter), but Trump had a real problem with those requirements back when he was suing them. So the rules are only ok when he gets to use them in his favor.

This is Trump. Does this surprise you? That something Trump is involved with is just a way to make even more money before it folds?

The only real surprise to me is that it is not some Trump related group but the NRSC. And that it is just a 1 time fee that you would automatically be opted in to for doubling each time.  Just like most of Trump's fund raisers.

I can't wait to see who Trump blames when this goes down in flames.  Just like Trump University (scam) and Trump Steaks (failure) and Trump Airlines (failure) it will never be Trump's fault.

So you create a thread, dedicated to Trump,  mention him by name 13 times in only 5 posts. And your position is that since you did not mention him on one post it must be you never mentioned him at all. Do you not see how mental that is? You're becoming the poster child for TDS. ;D
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on February 23, 2022, 10:45:27 AM
Bastion of Free Speech?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-truth-social-app-censored-123726337.html

Account was banned for just the account name. Sure it pooked fun and Nunes. What a snow flake.

That's amazing, but not unanticipated.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on February 23, 2022, 10:46:34 AM
Well it is dedicated to Trumps social media attempt and following how lousy he is at it and how hypocritical he is about the site.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on February 23, 2022, 11:10:22 AM
Riiiiggggghhhhhht.  ::)
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on March 03, 2022, 11:31:58 AM
Trump has not used his own Truth Social app.  Maybe it is because it has to be the Truth and nothing he says is the truth?

So why isn't he using his own app?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on March 03, 2022, 12:55:06 PM
Maybe he doesn't want the look of only having 16,000 followers.

I predict that Twitter is going to be suing them. That seems way too close to avoid IP infringement (https://www.newsweek.com/trump-truth-social-twitter-launch-1679691)

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One user mentioned that while they weren't ready to throw in the towel, their interest is waning. "I'm losing interest in Truth – they never let anyone new in, so there's not many people there." They continued, "I'm not giving up on them – just losing interest for now."

The Twitter account for Chicks on the Right, a conservative website and podcast, responded with a similar message. "We are in, I get notifications of new followers from time to time, but without a desktop version and no telling when it'll be more functional and robust? Same."

Another user indicated that their loss of interest was due to the long waitlist and then not hearing anything updates from the social media platform. "Question: Why isn't Truth giving updates as to what's happening? This is what people get after all the hype, radio silence? I have no dog in this fight since I have a Droid, which is also a problem, apparently. I've lost all interest."

Perhaps he hired the same people that the Department of Health and Human Services used for the ACA website.

Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on March 10, 2022, 12:42:09 PM
So has anyone here been able to get the app and get onto the site?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: yossarian22c on March 10, 2022, 12:57:38 PM
So has anyone here been able to get the app and get onto the site?

Or more sad for the app, has anyone tried?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on March 10, 2022, 03:01:29 PM
I just wrote "Trump Good" on a piece of cardboard and got the same value.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on March 18, 2022, 04:50:53 PM
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Why would one social network affect another? Truth Social is (apparently, and at least for now) built on Mastodon's code. Initially, the people behind Truth Social were cagey about its origins leading Mastodon to threaten a lawsuit. The team behind Truth Social then quietly admitted that it was indeed using Mastodon code, and the site currently has an open-source software page that refers to its product as "Truth Social (Mastodon)."

Mastodon isn't an island. For one thing, it's built on open-source code that anyone can use, which is why Truth Social is using it in the first place. For another, Mastodon isn't a monolithic entity like Twitter. Instead, it's made up of independently operated servers running Mastodon's code. Each of these servers can (but don't always) communicate with each other. These can also communicate with other services in a larger community of services called the Fediverse. With my account on the infosec.exchange server, I can see and communicate with users on mastodon.social, and even users of the social photo-sharing service Pixelfed.

This communication between instances has concerned some Mastodon users as Truth Social lurches toward launch. Some have discussed protecting their instances by not allowing them to federate—the process of intercommunication that makes up the Fediverse—with Truth Social. Blocking unwanted instances isn't unusual for Mastodon administrators; even users can block individuals or other domains.

https://truthsocial.com/

What's interesting is that the promo shots don't appear to be real people as far as I can tell. That's not so surprising, but the choices are fascinating. There's a DJ posting about setting up for a show. The one on top seems more on brand, bringing up interest rates and midterm elections.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on March 23, 2022, 09:37:42 AM
One month in and Trump has not used his own social media site.  I wonder why not?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on March 23, 2022, 10:45:05 AM
The bastion of free speech prohibits curse words.

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“We will not silence our fellow citizens simply because they might be wrong – or worse, because we think that Americans ‘can’t handle the truth’.”

But a review of Truth Social’s terms of service reveals a comprehensive list of things people can and cannot do and say on the platform.

Users’ posts should not contain “profanity, or abusive or racist, language”, according to Truth Social’s rules. Posts should also “not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability”.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on March 23, 2022, 10:53:18 AM
Well no wonder Trump has not used it.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Wayward Son on April 02, 2022, 07:50:47 PM
Here's a review of the site from Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-truth-social-media-app-review-ghost-town-overrun-bots-2022-3#big-news-stories-like-the-russia-ukraine-war-seemed-to-be-getting-minimal-engagement-4).  It sounds pretty pathetic.

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I downloaded the Truth Social app on launch day and created an account – only to be told I'd been put on a waitlist in spot number 157,120. Three weeks later, on March 14, I was finally allowed to use the app.

And I found…not very much. It was like a conservative ghost town that had been overrun by bots.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 02, 2022, 08:47:52 PM
Liberal fake news media. Must have been bought by Soros and Gates.  Hack job by know nothing reports who probably lied about what they found.

Still wondering if any of the Trumpist on the site have joined and what their opinions are?  No one? Not William, not Crunch, not Cherry, not Serati?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 04, 2022, 09:15:46 AM
Two high level execs at Truth just left.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-two-key-tech-execs-101822301.html

Lets see the Chief of Technology and the Chief of Product Development both leave. That is a good thing, right?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on April 04, 2022, 10:09:45 AM
Just another in a long string of disappointments for QAnon.

Where we go one, we don't go to Truth Social apparently. (https://www.dailydot.com/debug/truth-social-qanon-slogan-debunk/)
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 11, 2022, 06:39:46 PM
So a week since I asked if any of the conservatives here on the site have tried Truth Social. And I think the silence from them speaks for itself.  I mean even Trump is not using it. Why should you?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 14, 2022, 09:01:22 AM
Devin Nunes welcomes Fox News to Truth Social. Only 1 problem. Fox News did not sign up for it. Turns out it was a bot.  Like a good portion of the membership there it looks like.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-said-account-truth-121424859.html
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on April 14, 2022, 10:32:09 AM
Is Nunes also a bot?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 14, 2022, 10:49:55 AM
I thought he was a cow.  Oh, no it is his cow that tweets.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: yossarian22c on April 14, 2022, 10:57:34 AM
I thought he was a cow.  Oh, no it is his cow that tweets.

Wasn't that user name immediately banned on truth social? The most open free speech platform ever.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 14, 2022, 11:00:22 AM
That is why Trump had his billionaire buddy buy Twitter.  I mean Truth Social is a ghost town of bots that even Trump is not using. So do what rich people do when they don't get their way, buy out the enemy.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on April 15, 2022, 07:53:51 AM
Man, you guts really hate the idea of free speech.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 15, 2022, 08:21:11 AM
Nope just hate liars and forcing private companies to amplify their lies.  So Crunch, no answer to my question about if you are on Truth Social?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on April 15, 2022, 01:34:24 PM
Apparently, everyone hates free speech because nobody is interested the glorious free speech platform. Not sure if that has anything to do with the fact that their TOS makes it clear that they are not about free speech at all.

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Users’ posts should not contain “profanity, or abusive or racist, language”, according to Truth Social’s rules. Posts should also “not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability”.

I do indeed enjoy watching any Trump venture fail miserably and predictably. Nobody has run a more diverse set of businesses into the ground.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on April 15, 2022, 02:18:23 PM
Nope just hate liars and forcing private companies to amplify their lies.  So Crunch, no answer to my question about if you are on Truth Social?

How'd you feel about Bezos buying the Washington Post? Liberals didn't get their panties in a twist over that. Can anyone guess why? Anyone?

As for Truth Social, nope. No account there. I mostly avoid social media although I use Twitter as a news aggregation platform (never even 1 tweet!). Most of the platforms require you to provide too much PII like your phone number or something. Screw that.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on April 15, 2022, 02:19:52 PM
Apparently, everyone hates free speech because nobody is interested the glorious free speech platform. Not sure if that has anything to do with the fact that their TOS makes it clear that they are not about free speech at all.

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Users’ posts should not contain “profanity, or abusive or racist, language”, according to Truth Social’s rules. Posts should also “not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability”.

I do indeed enjoy watching any Trump venture fail miserably and predictably. Nobody has run a more diverse set of businesses into the ground.

Tell me you don't understand the concept of free speech without telling me you don't understand the concept of free speech.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 15, 2022, 02:47:24 PM
Not a big fan but it was almost 10 years ago. 

Also, how many newspapers are there in the US?  Bezo's paid $250 million. Musk is wants to pay something like $43 Billion. So more than 2 orders of magnitude in the amount paid.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Wayward Son on April 15, 2022, 03:22:38 PM
Crunch, maybe you can answer this question that's been bugging me for a while.

Why is it that Conservatives are so gung-ho about defending Free Speech, but don't give a rat's pampootie when a Conservative lies his pampootie off using that Free Speech?  ;)

It's almost like Conservatives only want Free Speech so they can lie as much as they like.  ;D
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: TheDrake on April 15, 2022, 03:53:44 PM
Apparently, everyone hates free speech because nobody is interested the glorious free speech platform. Not sure if that has anything to do with the fact that their TOS makes it clear that they are not about free speech at all.

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Users’ posts should not contain “profanity, or abusive or racist, language”, according to Truth Social’s rules. Posts should also “not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability”.

I do indeed enjoy watching any Trump venture fail miserably and predictably. Nobody has run a more diverse set of businesses into the ground.

Tell me you don't understand the concept of free speech without telling me you don't understand the concept of free speech.

Roger Stone thinks that Truth doesn't have free speech.

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Roger Stone, a long-time ally of former President Donald Trump, complained Saturday night about censored content on Trump's own Truth Social app after being slapped with a content warning label following one of his posts.

According to screenshots provided by the Daily Beast, Stone posted a photo of a Trump campaign button along with a short caption on the threat of "radical Islam."

The app's algorithm caught the post and flagged it, warning users that the image and post had sensitive content not suited for all audiences. The app is rated for users 17+ on Apple's App Store.

Stone later posted the same button photo, complaining about censorship from the Trump promoted app. "Why would this be censored content on Truth Social?" the second post reads.

Nunes who runs Truth is suppressing free speech.

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The account name is a nod to a Twitter parody account called "@DevinCow," which purports to be run by a cow owned by former Republican Rep. Devin Nunes. Ortega does not operate the original @DevinCow account on Twitter.

Nunes tried to file a defamation lawsuit against the owner of the @DevinCow account in March 2019. A judge dismissed Nunes' case in June 2020.

But you can't criticize them for their policies on their own site. Even twitter doesn't dare try that.

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Truth Social's terms of service include a ban on anything that could "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site."

We will stand up and fight tyranny by banning different ideas from the ones the other guys ban!
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on April 15, 2022, 07:29:06 PM
That's a bit harsh, Drake. I admire Lambert being involved on this medium at his age. Same way my Grandad who was born in the 1920's but had me on his lap showing me Commodore computers in the late 80's. And it's a bit harsh to just call him impaired or deluded and then call it a day. I get it, but if that's the tone we're going to set why don't we all just exchange Facebook or Twitter to make it more efficient?

If you think someone is being an idiot in the public square, best thing to do, if you can't be bothered to remind everyone *again* that they're an idiot, is to let them keep talking. If you try to drown them out you just lend them legitimacy.

Too many democrat apologists here who know they are wrong, but also think they are smarter than everyone else - so can lie and dissemble to wriggle out of the hole they've dug for themselves. We now have undisputed verification that the laptop was real and known to be real before the election, and had the content of it been publicized, Biden would have never won the election. Moreover, we also have corrobortation that the entire Biden family is a crime family, and Joe, Hunter, and James knew all along of the illegality of what was done. There is no doubt that Joe lied about knowing what Hunter was doing.

We also have undisputed verification of collusion by the Justice Department, the complicit main stream media, and Big Tech, that the news was known and the public disinformed throughout. I just went through this thread and reread the Democrat smug jabs and insults using the disinformation that has been disproved. I was called a troll for speaking the truth. How many of you are ready to apologize?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on April 15, 2022, 07:39:48 PM
...Why is it that Conservatives are so gung-ho about defending Free Speech, but don't give a rat's pampootie when a Conservative lies his pampootie off using that Free Speech?  ;)

It's almost like Conservatives only want Free Speech so they can lie as much as they like.  ;D

Speaking about Truth Social, it is the opposite of what was posted here. It is Big Tech that has lied and broken faith with honoring the truth. Pretending that Elon Musk might do what they have already done is hardly a condemnation of him, when he has only said truth needs to be protected.

The real problem that I see, is that Big Tech has been run by low-ranking techies who have been religiously converted by liars and cheats to believe disinformation - and have secretly embedded algorithms that target those they cannot argue with honestly.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 25, 2022, 08:16:16 PM
So like a spoiled child Trump says he would not go back to Twitter even if his account was put back to active. He says he will use Truth. Let's see if there is any Truth to that.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on April 25, 2022, 09:49:07 PM
So like a spoiled child Trump says he would not go back to Twitter even if his account was put back to active. He says he will use Truth. Let's see if there is any Truth to that.

No, Trump has already said he would probably move back to participate once the product becomes trustworthy once again. As for Truth Social, it was never designed to open before April 14. That's been over a week, now - and most people are trying to get a handle on how to use it. I haven't had the time to really get into it, just like I don't look in here too often, either. I used to look in more often, but the leftist apologists here seem unable to break their indoctrination and admit truth when it hits them in the face. I see insults and bullying, but little in the way of growth or logic. There is less attraction here than I remember, so the bullying and insult ruins this forum. Yet the guilty posters here  mock Truth Social for perhaps doing what they already do here.
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 26, 2022, 07:53:12 AM
Wm

I think you need to keep up with Trumps latest.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-elon-musk-rejoin-twitter-201822842.html

So he is going to stay on Truth (where he has posted only once in a couple of month.

As for Truth Social, it had a "soft" open over a month ago and is a ghost town according to almost every one, except the Bots.  They were even off line for over 8 hours last week. 
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: rightleft22 on April 26, 2022, 09:20:34 AM
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product becomes trustworthy once again
I personally don't understand the appeal of twitter and question where it falls on the scale of bringing out a persons best or worst qualities.

How do we judge a product like twitter to be trustworthy? How would we measure it?

Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: msquared on April 26, 2022, 09:39:19 AM
For Trumpist, if Trump can tweet whatever he wants, it is trustworthy. As soon as they do anything other then let him say anything he wants, it is not trustworthy.

For those who claim Twitter is basically part of the Federal Gov and therefore has to follow all of the rules of the First Amendment, what do they say about Hannity following the instructions of Mark Meadows? Does it bother you that the Chief of Staff of the President basically told a Fox employee what to say?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: Crunch on April 26, 2022, 02:13:53 PM
So a week since I asked if any of the conservatives here on the site have tried Truth Social. And I think the silence from them speaks for itself.  I mean even Trump is not using it. Why should you?


We can use Twitter now.  8)
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on April 26, 2022, 08:36:51 PM
...Does it bother you that the Chief of Staff of the President basically told a Fox employee what to say?

Like the Easter Bunny told Biden what to do?
Title: Re: Truth Social
Post by: wmLambert on April 26, 2022, 08:53:40 PM
So a week since I asked if any of the conservatives here on the site have tried Truth Social. And I think the silence from them speaks for itself.  I mean even Trump is not using it. Why should you?


We can use Twitter now.  8)

We can use both of them, but neither is all that big a deal. With millions of posts every day, what are the odds of being another Erasmus?