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Post by eddie on Sun May 26, 2019 7:39 am

”Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous,"

Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month.

"I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy said.

"Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued.

"This is the new public square, and they know it. They've created this platform that they say is a place for people to share ideas," she said.

Murphy was banned from Twitter after challenging views supporting transgender individuals, and posting tweets saying "men aren't women."

It was revealed last month that the social media platform was officially prohibiting misgendering or "deadnaming" transgender individuals.

"We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category," the platform's website reads. "This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals."

News of Murphy's ban comes after conservative commentator Jesse Kelly has returned to Twitter after his account was suspended for unclear reasons. His ban, which lasted less than a week, sparked outrage from a number of conservatives.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/420033-self-described-feminist-banned-from-twitter-says-platform-is-setting-a

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Post by Cass on Sun May 26, 2019 7:51 am

Oh boo boo. Start your own social media platform if it means that much to you.

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Post by Maddog on Sun May 26, 2019 7:52 am

eddie wrote:”Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous,"

Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month.

"I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy said.

"Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued.

"This is the new public square, and they know it. They've created this platform that they say is a place for people to share ideas," she said.

Murphy was banned from Twitter after challenging views supporting transgender individuals, and posting tweets saying "men aren't women."

It was revealed last month that the social media platform was officially prohibiting misgendering or "deadnaming" transgender individuals.

"We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category," the platform's website reads. "This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals."

News of Murphy's ban comes after conservative commentator Jesse Kelly has returned to Twitter after his account was suspended for unclear reasons. His ban, which lasted less than a week, sparked outrage from a number of conservatives.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/420033-self-described-feminist-banned-from-twitter-says-platform-is-setting-a


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun May 26, 2019 8:02 am

I'd love to talk to a group of transgender people about her comments. I bet most of them would say they were offended, but I wonder how many would actually say she should have been banned?

I don't know. Using this forum as an example, there are definitely a lot of people who would prefer that people who disagree with them were silenced.

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