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msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2022, 12:42:09 PM »
So has anyone here been able to get the app and get onto the site?

yossarian22c

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #51 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?

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2022, 03:01:29 PM »
I just wrote "Trump Good" on a piece of cardboard and got the same value.

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #53 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #54 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?

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #55 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”.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2022, 10:53:18 AM »
Well no wonder Trump has not used it.

Wayward Son

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2022, 07:50:47 PM »
Here's a review of the site from Business Insider.  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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #58 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?

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #59 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?

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #60 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #61 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?

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #62 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

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2022, 10:32:09 AM »
Is Nunes also a bot?

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2022, 10:49:55 AM »
I thought he was a cow.  Oh, no it is his cow that tweets.

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #65 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #66 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.

Crunch

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2022, 07:53:51 AM »
Man, you guts really hate the idea of free speech.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #68 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?

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #70 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.

Crunch

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #71 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #72 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.

Wayward Son

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #73 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

TheDrake

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #74 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!

wmLambert

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #75 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?

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #76 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #77 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.

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« Reply #78 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.

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #79 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. 

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #80 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?


msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #81 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?

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #82 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)

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #83 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?

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #84 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?

msquared

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Re: Truth Social
« Reply #85 on: June 11, 2022, 02:45:59 PM »
Well so much for Free Speech at Truth Social.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/truth-social-bans-users-discuss-184946068.html

The banning does not violate the T/C of the site because they can ban you because "Truth Social prohibits users from making fun of Trump and requires them to “agree not to disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.”

So even discussing a national news event is considered making fun of Trump?

Yeah, it is all about free Speech.