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If Twitter can flag tweets for spreading falsehoods such as denying Biden's presidential election victory, then Twitter can definitely flag Mark Grimes' tweets.

Mark Grimes can migrate to Parler for all I care.

Twitter and all sites have to be careful if they start deleting tweets like Grimes it could open upa huge can of worms.
 

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Twitter and all sites have to be careful if they start deleting tweets like Grimes it could open upa huge can of worms.
That can of worms had already been opened, opened fully in fact. There's a reason why alt-tech is a thing. It's mainly because according to the far-right, many major social media companies are perceived to be liberal.
 

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Doug Ford has his puppet John Tory recommending extending the lockdown into January. Tory says it's Ford's call and Ford is saying he is doing it based on the City's recomendation. We all know that this is certainly annoying a lot of small business and restaurants which are just hanging on or have closed. If John Tory decides to run again, will he still have the same support as the last two elections? Who are potential running mates and when should they step forward?
 

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explain how they would break up twitter? what would the new post twitter parts be?
Same way Bell was broken into 8 "baby Bells"? Or Standard Oil was split into 34 separate companies? the company gets split into X# entities. Specifically, they could make twitter open source and require interoperability between the split networks.
 

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Same way Bell was broken into 8 "baby Bells"? Or Standard Oil was split into 34 separate companies? the company gets split into X# entities. Specifically, they could make twitter open source and require interoperability between the split networks.

are you saying each state would have it's own twitter?
Like a California twitter and a Georgia twitter? and I guess a twitter for everyone outside the US which would be by far the largest component?
would google, apple and any future platform be force to geolock everyone's twitter?
 
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It's probably more like Alphabet can't own Youtube and G-Suite; or Facebook can't own instagram, messenger and WhatsApp.

AoD

Would like PostMedia broken up. So that Toronto Sun and National Post will not have its editorial strings pulled by the same higher-ups (see link).
 

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It's probably more like Alphabet can't own Youtube and G-Suite; or Facebook can't own instagram, messenger and WhatsApp.

AoD
...and Microsoft can't own Office, Xbox, Minecraft, and LinkedIn. Likewise, Apple should sell Beats, especially given that Apple now has AirPods, which includes AirPods Max.
 

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are you saying each state would have it's own twitter?
Like a California twitter and a Georgia twitter? and I guess a twitter for everyone outside the US which would be by far the largest component?
would google, apple and any future platform be force to geolock everyone's twitter?
No, that twitter's intellectual property would be disseminated and the API made open source and interoperability established. Twitter doesn't need to necessarily be split up, but its knowledge and board do.

But the idea with many of the proponents of "big tech split-up" is that previous mergers would be dissolved and banned from future reincorporation. So Twitter would lose TweetDeck, MagicPony, Periscope, etc., on top of being forced into a strict code of conduct.
 

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Same way Bell was broken into 8 "baby Bells"? Or Standard Oil was split into 34 separate companies? the company gets split into X# entities. Specifically, they could make twitter open source and require interoperability between the split networks.

Standard Oil was split by Republicans, something that won't happen with today's Republicans. See link.
 

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I don't think the big tech companies need to be broken up necessarily. They should be forced to remove barriers to interoperability and stopped from abusing their market dominance (such as in-app payments).
 

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