Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Svartalf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23 pm

well, shows how much they know what's good for them... of course, iif they did, they'd not be on FB to begin with.

and maybe I'm mistaking clegg with some other brit politico, such is my familiarity with over-the -channel politics.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:26 pm

Well he could do the world some good by destroying FB.
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Post by Svartalf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:28 pm

FB is too big to fail, it will destroy or eject clegg before he destroys it
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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Strontium Dog » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:29 pm

Clegg is the guy who gave people what they voted for, only to find that wasn't what they wanted after all.

I see the appointment of one of their prominent critics as a recognition by Facebook that they want to move in a more liberal, less authoritarian direction, and that is a good thing.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:40 pm

It's just a sign of the continuing corporatisation politics. Soon we'll all be citizens of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix or Google.
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:41 pm

Nick Clegg is just another little piggy with his snout in the trough and a corporate hand up his well-greased posterior.

Makes me even more snug to have exited FB.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:43 pm

I feel even more snug as I never joined it or any social media.
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Post by Svartalf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm

Neither I have, but I don't need to feel :smug: about it.
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:53 pm

It's all bad for one's mental health. Probably time to switch the internet off. No good comes from allowing cretins to congregate.
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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Jason » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:56 pm

In all seriousness, I'm sort of in favour of there being a license to use the internet, sort of like there is a license to broadcast on the airwaves.

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:01 pm

You must be some kind of Communist who hates freedom.
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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Jason » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:22 pm

I think there are some interesting ideas in Communism, yes, but the thrust of my gist is that the internet gives a platform to people similar to how radio gives a platform, and that society could stand to benefit from the policing of its use.

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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by laklak » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm

If we have to pick a corporation, I'll take Strum, Ruger, and Co.
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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Svartalf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:47 pm

laklak wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm
If we have to pick a corporation, I'll take Strum, Ruger, and Co.
I guess I'd pick H&K or FN Herstal...
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Re: Is Facebook killing freedom and liberty?

Post by Jason » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:51 pm

I guess that leaves me with Diemaco.

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