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Alden_Kliem
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Smooosh
Con (against)

Social Networking Companies Should be Prevented from Censoring Opposing Ideals

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Started: 12/5/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Alden_Kliem

Pro

Social Networking companies have, for a long time, censored opposing ideas, whether it be political or not. We have seen this multiple times throughout sites like twitter or Facebook censoring or even preventing (by taking down pages) conservative speakers or people, while promoting liberal public figures or organizations like Anti-fa or Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. This has resulted in the removing of opposing ideals and the spreading of violent and hateful ideas that lead to assault, in the case of Richard Spencer, or the shutting down of events by speakers such as Ben Shapiro or Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Smooosh

Con

The US constitution protects our property rights. The US constitution considers our personally owned businesses to be our private property. Facebook and other social media sites are privately owned businesses. Facebook and other social media sites are private property and are protected by the constitution. Facebook and other social media sites are not publicly owned, therefore the public has no say in how these social media sites are run.

If you, the reader have any qualms with Facebook or other privately owned social media sites, you are free to start your own site.
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Posted by GrayfiaLucifuge 7 months ago
GrayfiaLucifuge
Finally found some guys who are not like 'those guys are Nazis waaaaa' Jordan b Peterson is good too.
Posted by Alden_Kliem 7 months ago
Alden_Kliem
thanks mpaige. I am a fan as well. Do you happen to watch Gavin McInnes?
Posted by mpaige 7 months ago
mpaige
i love milo and ben!! I'm 15 years old but I'm reading the "Dangerous" book rn :P
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