RNC Tweet About ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Does Not Go Well
“Freedom of speech should not be a partisan issue,” the RNC declared. “Big Tech should be held accountable.”
Freedom of speech should not be a partisan issue. Big Tech should be held accountable.
— GOP (@GOP) May 7, 2021
Commenters interpreted the post as the RNC attacking the banning of ex-President Donald Trump from social media platforms following his incitement of the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
Facebook’s Oversight Board, a company-appointed independent panel, on Wednesday upheld the network’s decision to ban Trump in the wake of the insurrection ― but said the website must review the decision within six months.
Is A.I. tweeting for the @GOP ?
Feels like artificial intelligence at work. Almost human sentimentality, but still not quite there yet.
The @GOP will have to wait for tech to advance to connect with humans.
— (っ◔◡◔)っSeansterMonster (@moranseanmc) May 7, 2021
What branch of the U.S. government is Facebook?
— Dave Sharp (@davethecritic) May 7, 2021
Not understanding Freedom of Speech shouldn’t be a partisan issue either, but here we are.
— Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) May 7, 2021
Big Tech is privately owned! If a bakery can’t be forced to bake a cake for a same sex wedding, Twitter, FB, etc, can’t be forced to provide a platform for RWNJs to spew their lies and hate! You can’t have it both ways!
— Jay Jack (@JayJack2568) May 7, 2021
The @GOP is the solid, undeniable winner of the race to the bottom.
— Left in the Northwoods (@LeftNorthwoods) May 8, 2021
Remember who passed the law that allows businesses to refuse service to anyone.
— JDR Rocket Man (@Russell_Space) May 8, 2021
Freedom to vote should not be a partisan issue. The GOP should be held accountable.
— Rockwell (@Rockwell2019) May 8, 2021
Sound like the @Gop just wants to yell “FIRE!” in a crowded theatre.
— Del Rey (@DelReyBonobo) May 7, 2021
It isn’t a freedom of speech issue. It’s a corporate decision based on users who will (and have) violated the terms of service.
If you’re on twitter, Facebook or YouTube you agree to abide by their terms of service with the understanding that violation can result in banishment.
— Bob Zuhlke (@No4StratFanatic) May 7, 2021
Interesting to see the @GOP account begging for more regulation 🤔
— Nelsonian Air& Space (@The_Belson) May 7, 2021
Insurrection against the United States government is not a partisan issue. Or it wasn’t until January 6, 2021. https://t.co/Ei6RCvM3Gr
— cranehaven (@cranevl) May 8, 2021
The GOP knows nothing about holding accountability
And since when does the GOP try to influence businesses?
The GOP is truly lost https://t.co/bnp0T2Gmsl
— Opecsucks (@opecsucks) May 8, 2021
Trump got banned from Twitter & Facebook after years of flagrant, ignored violations of user terms that no on else would have survived. Banned only after he fabricated a stolen election lie to cover up the fact that he’s a loser, attempted a coup, & led an insurrection https://t.co/TMyXDCT1JD
— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) May 7, 2021
No one’s forcing you to be on social media. It’s not a prerequisite to life. They’re private companies with rules. If I went in to a bar and started spouting nonsense like your cult leader, i’d be tossed out for good. Follow the rules, or leave. Simple. https://t.co/9wEZrZN5jI
— Dan (@DanBeThyName) May 7, 2021
Telling the big lie that incited an insurrection should not be a partisan issue. Donald Trump should be held accountable. https://t.co/s58X5dmL44
— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) May 8, 2021
Then stop trying to oust Liz Cheney!!
Let her speak!!!
— Constance Marie: check me out-Instagram & Tik Tok (@goconstance) May 8, 2021
Following a company’s ToS shouldn’t be a partisan issue.
— Former Masshole 😷💉 (@FmrMasshole) May 8, 2021
Inciting insurrection should not be a partisan issue. Keep those that do it off of social media.
— Racer #44 (@lucypines) May 7, 2021
Let me count thy ways allowing Trump back on social media helps America or Americans…..
— Russell The Texan (@TexanRussell) May 7, 2021