In the more recent video, Lindell explained that the new network would still moderate against profanity and threats of violence — setting it apart from previous right-wing platforms like Parler and Gab, which prided themselves on their refusal to censor offensive speech.
“You don’t get to use the four swear words: the c-word, the n-word, the f-word, or God’s name in vain,” Lindell says in the video. Instituting that policy will present a significant challenge to conventional automated moderation programs, which are adept at identifying specific strings of text but have no system to distinguish between devout and profane invocations of God.
Is there any difference between free speech and being polite? I think Mike just wants you to be polite, respectful and civil in your discourse. If you wish to use free speech to claim your right to bully, harass, introvert, and create mayhem or simply troll then you have to stay on Slug.
I don't blame you for identifying free speech with being courteous, many people do. Especially, those who feel their freedoms are being infringed upon. Ever notice libertarians can be like that - incensed that their speech is curtailed in any manner. It takes a bit of understanding to ascertain what is considered a polite society and discipline yourself. I mean you don't want to be talking about picking up chicks on Friday night at the bar and experiencing your first threesome when you are mixing with a crowd of Mennonites.
I know. I know. Progressives like to have their free speech; it's part of cancel culture. How else could you dox people, call them names, assign pejoratives and all those wonderful things but I don't think that is what is meant by free speech. I think it just means you cannot be charged criminally for any kind of speech, as much as progressives would like to do so. It doesn't mean to not exercise any discretion in your utterings.
Make the distinction.