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msquared

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Truth Social
« 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. 

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #1 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┬ąck. Moderators won't be able to keep up with the reports.

But hey, at least ornery has a new place to move to.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 03:36:20 PM »
i wonder how long before Truth gets renamed Echo.

Wayward Son

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #3 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

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #4 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.


msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 12:22:09 PM »

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 01:00:36 PM »
He forgot truthiness

Wayward Son

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2021, 01:28:21 PM »
I was kidding.  ::)  ;D

wmLambert

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #8 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #9 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.

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #10 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.

wmLambert

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #11 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2021, 09:23:59 AM »

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #13 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.

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2021, 03:58:50 PM »
So Nunes is going to take over this turd?

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2021, 04:10:58 PM »
Obviously well qualified.   ::)

wmLambert

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #18 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.