New York Post editor calls out Twitter for refusing to let his publication post one of their stories

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Believers in absolutist rhetoric and Stalinism need to stop thinking he's on of theirs lol
In what insane world am I either of those?
Edit- genuinely, inform me of my Stalinism. Where have I proposed a need to connect the Socialist project with even the most Revolutionary of Nationalism? I am more inclined to call for the death of the Nation as a necessary precursor to any socialist project than to espouse nationalism of any sort.
 

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In what insane world am I either of those?
Edit- genuinely, inform me of my Stalinism. Where have I proposed a need to connect the Socialist project with even the most Revolutionary of Nationalism? I am more inclined to call for the death of the Nation as a necessary precursor to any socialist project than to espouse nationalism of any sort.
The same world where I'm a capitalist imperialist lol. Turnabout as they say is fair play after all
 

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Thoughts on Churchill carrying out a genocide in Bengal?
Extremely unfortunate and mostly unintended consequence of you know fighting literal Nazis in a World War.
Losing Burma cost the rice imports.
Poor soil moisture.
Crop infections.

But hey I guess you think they'd have been better under Japanese military right?
 

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Extremely unfortunate and mostly unintended consequence of you know fighting literal Nazis in a World War.
Losing Burma cost the rice imports.
Poor soil moisture.
Crop infections.

But hey I guess you think they'd have been better under Japanese military right?
Aight, glad you proved my point.
 

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I don’t think I’m in any danger of missing out on a lesson from you if you just outright tell me the answer now.
Well if you don't feel you can learn anything there is not point in me saying to begin with.
 

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I'm pretty sure you can manage information and sources to make it so "The Bleach Cult" (MMS) and others don't get to peddle their BS while also allowing news sources. Hell just adjust the algorithms to show related posts from others disputing stuff that's truly up in the air. What's the point in twitter verified tags if twitter doesn't make use of knowing said people are who they say they are?
Weren't you the one telling me that the algorithm doesn't work? What's the point of your suggestion? Making sure Qanon and similar conspiracies dominate everything? It would no longer be about news anymore

As far as I understand, Twitter made their initial assessment because they thought the emails themselves weren't verified. They could very well be wrong. But I seem to remember a lot of people here on this site saying that the news is false because it gets things wrong, a lot of the time because its too fast. But someone saying, "Hey, maybe we should check this out before we share it," is wrong? Why would we want the MSM to have no one looking at it critically before the wrong information comes out? I'm not asking Twitter to do this but I can understand what they were trying to achieve
 

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Twitter literally censored the president of the US, but not the foreign ministry of China. What a bunch of liberal cowards. Fuck Jack Dorsey, he's a greedy shitty CEO.
 
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Now twitter is allowing the story to be linked to.

I guess there was no issues with it after all, like we said initially.


The funny thing is that they're saying that the private information is now so widely distributed that everyone has seen it already so might as well allow it, which is ironic, because it was their trying to hide the information that was what caused people to seek it out and access it, if they just allowed the links without censoring them way fewer people would have seen that information.

Literal Streisand effect in action.
 
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Now twitter is allowing the story to be linked to.

I guess there was no issues with it after all, like we said initially.


The funny thing is that they're saying that the private information is now so widely distributed that everyone has seen it already so might as well allow it, which is ironic, because it was their trying to hide the information that was what caused people to seek it out and access it, if they just allowed the links without censoring them way fewer people would have seen that information.

Literal Streisand effect in action.
There was an issue, however, they revised their policy for now to allow it. I have a feeling though it is just a matter of time before that decision is revered because it bit them in the arse.

Either:
1) When this becomes more widespread and everyone's private emails shared against their wishes, they will ban this garbage again.
2)When more nations pass laws restricting websites that violate their nations privacy on emails that these websites either have to comply or be blocked in most nations, likely including the US in the near future.

Just like revenge porn isn't okay, neither is taking private emails and publicizing them. Whistleblowers have a message of general importance to the public, this wasn't even that. I would feel the same if this were Ivanka's emails talking about someone meeting her Daddy as well. Both would be pointless and stupid and not to the benefit of the people at all here. It is like Okay we literally have Ivanka sitting in her Daddy's chair at G-20, and getting all her shit approved in China that they had previously declined, but we are supposed to care about Biden's son introducing some business partner/investor/ job or whatever to his dad? Like seriously? This is news how?

If this would have been something actually important, like what Snowden revealed, that would be covered under whistleblowers protections, but this is just.. garbage really. They looked, found nothing and grabbed this like "AHHA!" and everyone is looking at them going WTF is wrong with you?
 
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