Double Standard?

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15 Responses to Double Standard?

  1. “Arlen Grossman, I was speaking in hypothetical terms. Now, if someone is rating on social media about 9/11 being a conspiracy, do you believe that they should face harassment from federal authorities or not personally?”
    The first amendment is very clear on this, Jeffrey. That would be protected speech and the government has no authority to stop it, nor should they.

  2. Good point, still I think customer should be given a simple opt-out to protect certain parts of his privacy.

    • Arlen Grossman, I believe in the right to free speech, regardless of where it is expressed. However, if someone says something extreme like the U.S. government orchestrated the 2 World Trade Center attacks and posts it on social media, even if they are exercising rights to free speech, talk like that would incur harassment from federal authorities. Personally, I believe that people should be free to speak their minds on things, however, the issue is where it is appropriate to do so.

      • “if someone says something extreme like the U.S. government orchestrated the 2 World Trade Center attacks and posts it on social media, even if they are exercising rights to free speech, talk like that would incur harassment from federal authorities.”

        When did this happen?

        • Arlen Grossman, Alex Jones has said as much. I agree with him on matters such as civil liberties. Having said that, he destroys his own credibility with his 9/11 conspiracy tirades.

          • I was asking when there was harassment from federal authorities for saying the U.S. was responsible for 9/11? You indicated there would be.
            As far as Alex Jones, he seems to be wacko and evil. He promulgates every possible conspiracy theory, no matter how cruel (e.g. his denial of the Newtown Massacre).

          • Arlen Grossman, I was speaking in hypothetical terms. Now, if someone is rating on social media about 9/11 being a conspiracy, do you believe that they should face harassment from federal authorities or not personally?

  3. Don’t you think there should be limits? I would support legislation to safeguard our privacy and personal information. Facebook and others have gone too far.

    • Arlen Grossman, any person who voluntarily airs their personal business on social media automatically voids their right to privacy. Don’t like that? Then don’t be on social media.

  4. This double standard is absurd. In fairness, if you post your opinions and other information on social media and other forums, then don’t get pissed off if your online information is compromised.

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