October 21, 2021 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #2019496
Recently, Donald Trump announced that he is making his own social media platforms. They say this platform will be for anyone and everyone, and you will not get censored for what you post. As a republican I believe this is something America needs. What does everyone else think?October 21, 2021 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #2019540☕️coffee addictParticipant
Do you think democrat trolls will try to hijack it?October 21, 2021 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #2019544Amil ZolaParticipant
The beta release of Pravda was hacked in less than 24 hours. No idea when it’s gonna go live again.October 21, 2021 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #2019543
We definitely need another social media site with no moderation. Trump’s former chief spokesperson, Jason Miller, started such a site called “Gettr” several months ago but had a falling out with the Trumpkopf who wanted nearly total $$ control for lending his name. Gettr has become a total cesspool for porno and racist and anti-semitic commentary given its no moderation policies.
If you were smart, you would have bought stock in the new publicly traded venture when the market opened this morning after shachris. You would have increased your investment by 350% by mincha and another 50 percent by maariv (in after-hours trading) as of 7:15 PMOctober 21, 2021 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #2019547philosopherParticipant
I say there’s no choice, competition is good. Of course, I have no doubt that problems will eventually arrive from such a platform as well. I can see right-wingers taking advantage of it, for example.
I personally am against social media in general. I don’t have Twitter, Facebook, ticktock, etc I wouldn’t join Trump’s platform either.October 21, 2021 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #2019548
Anyone hoping to browse, post or join an unfiltered, unmoderatorated forum/platform has really lost site of where their priorities and moral values should lie. Freedom of speech is great. I hope it gets up and running. But I hope and pray that no jew will be willing to immerse themselve in that kind of filth. Never thought I could sound so …unworldly but the stuff you guys expose to yourselves out there (according to what you have told us about here) makes me very sad for us. This isn’t preachy from me to you, I include myself in this nisayon as well.October 21, 2021 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #2019551
Syag: Totally agree. Thats why we are here in the sheltered world of the CR protected by the ever-vigilant Mods from all that scary stuffOctober 21, 2021 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #2019555Shimon NodelParticipant
The name is terrible. Truth social sounds like a tacky 90s chat room. I give it two weeks maxOctober 21, 2021 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #2019553yaakov doeParticipant
Will it be like Mike Lindell (the Pillow Guy) Frank platform?October 21, 2021 9:45 pm at 9:45 pm #2019567
GH- it’s really that funny to you? Thinking people should rise above the trash talk is too prudish? Feel free not to hold yourself back but to poke fun at me for caring?ya lost meOctober 21, 2021 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #2019569AviraDeArahParticipant
As a republican, you believe that’s what America needs
As a Jew, and ostensibly a rabbi, what do you think?October 21, 2021 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #2019573
Syag: Whose being “funny”…..that was a really serious comment. The YWN coffee room is actually one of the best political websites around where there are really smart people (yourself included on most occasions) with whom one can engage in civil debate. You too often see non-existant ghosts and impute motivation that isn’t there. I don’t think anyone in the CR “immerses themselves” in the garbage on other sites and thats one of the reasons we are here. Nor is anyone trashing your “prudishness”.October 21, 2021 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #2019577Shimon NodelParticipant
Avira, are you the Rabbi of anshei kurfufel?October 21, 2021 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #2019586
Then I take it back. I cannot vouch for what your intentions are, I can only respond to what is said. And sometimes I am called out for responding to what people said with claims that it wasn’t what they meant. It’s a lesson for all of us to be more thoughtful with our words I guess.
The phrase “big bad stuff” sounds more like a joke than agreement. And you have been a strong advocate against people being overfiltered (I made that term up, do you like it?) refraining from internet and relying on Jewish sources. The combination of those pieces made it pretty obvious you were kidding. I am not arguing with you that you weren’t, I am just trying to clarify where I was coming from. Perhaps I see things, perhaps people don’t realize that we aren’t telepathic.
Regarding people not immersing in garbage, not prevalent but definitely happening. Perhaps you are blessed to be unfamiliar with some of the specific sites, articles, podcasts, comedians, videos and books that have been referenced in passing during conversations. 🙁October 21, 2021 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #2019593AviraDeArahParticipant
Shimon, he calls himself rabbi; i wasn’t referring to myselfOctober 22, 2021 7:51 am at 7:51 am #2019607
I personally believe social media is bad. I wouldn’t suggest any Yid to join this platform. We’ve all seen what social media can to do people. But as a republican, for the non Jewish people this platform is needed because any other platform will censor you if you don’t go by their views.October 22, 2021 7:55 am at 7:55 am #2019621
They most probably willOctober 22, 2021 11:42 am at 11:42 am #2019688akupermaParticipant
It will probably lead to Democratic support for repealing the law that grants social media immunity from being sued for what user’s post (much to the tech world’s consternation).
If you eliminate the “moderating” process from social media, you will end up content many users find objectionable, and you end up as an accessory to crimes committed by criminals using the social media (e.g sale of stolen or banned goods). Facebook has this as a major problem.October 22, 2021 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm #2019760Yserbius123Participant
Every single time one of these free speech sites has been started (Gab, Voat, etc etc etc), and I do mean every time, it’s immediately overrun by actual Nazis talking openly about Holocaust denial and how much they hate Jews (among other things). Then they loose their advertisers, then their hosting providers, then they solicit money from users, then they shut down.
I give it a month.October 22, 2021 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #2019835
Its not “censorship”….its correctly referred to as “asymetric moderation”. Be careful of AsyMOD299, i hear he’s ruthless.October 23, 2021 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #2019909
Donald Trump’s new social media company, Truth, has already raised over $300 million from stock investors.October 24, 2021 12:05 am at 12:05 am #2019967
The new company, Trump Media and Technology Group, has more than quadrupled in value since the merger last week made it a NASDAQ listed company. It is now approaching a net worth of $1 billion.October 24, 2021 12:05 am at 12:05 am #2019969
I see the company’s stock price on the NASDAQ more than doubled on Friday. So the company’s new net worth is actually in the multi billions of dollars now.October 24, 2021 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #2020187Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
There is a natural tendency for media and government to be progressive, people who go there are motivated, they want to change the world. You may not care, but first these views propagate like virus, with one person in YU reading news, and soon someone in kiryas yoel learning it from a hevrusa. Also, the rest of the population learn it and then vote. Given Trump’s record, I say 50-50 it will be a flop or he’ll create something unusual, the way he did in other areas. 100 chance that if he fails, he’ll try something else.
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