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Yeah its there website No, keep free speech!
Debate Score:24
Arguments:19
Total Votes:27
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Should Twitter have the Rights to take down profiles for being anti-feminist

Twitter accounts like Milo Yiannopoulos

Yeah its there website

Side Score: 10
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No, keep free speech!

Side Score: 14
1 point

I believe in free speech, however, just the same as CreateDebate is privately owned and our participation is at the owner's discretion the same is true for Twitter.

Side: Yeah its there website

As long as they realize that conservative sites can then ban liberals, atheists, other religions, etc.

Side: Yeah its there website
1 point

sorry, this was a hard one but as long as the social media site is privately owned and does not receive government funding, the company should be allowed to do what they want,

Side: Yeah its there website
1 point

Yes they should because being anti feminist is just mean I mean like it isn't fair to women who go on twitter just to chat and they have to see all of these morally wrong things against them you frickin idiots.

Side: Yeah its there website
Dermot(3644) Disputed
0 points

Women should not be on twitter they should be doing housework or preparing a meal for their husband , get back to your duties woman

Side: No, keep free speech!
4 points

Of course not! Twitter shutting down someone's profile because they disagree with them is like a president stopping a newspaper article from being published because it is against his opinions. Just like twitter accounts are under the control of Twitter, who technically owns them; newspapers are under the control of the president, because he's in charge of all matters regarding the country. Only freedom of speech must be taken into account in both cases.

Side: No, keep free speech!
2 points

Technically speaking yes, the reason being that they have a right to do whatever they want with their platform.

Practically speaking it shouldn't do it though. The right to freedom of speech isn't important because it was defined, it was defined because it was important. In other words, just because you own a platform that doesn't mean that you should run it as a tyrant and suppress opinions. Freedom of speech is crucial on sections of the internet (especially very large ones) for the very same reasons that it is crucial within sections of land; the concept doesn't change between these mediums. I'm not saying that having your freedom of speech infringed on a part of the internet is anywhere near as bad as having it taken away in your entire country. I am saying, however, that freedom of speech is important on internet pages for the same reasons that it is important in real life.

Side: No, keep free speech!
TheSnake(43) Disputed
2 points

The right to freedom of speech isn't important because it was defined, it was defined because it was important.

Your head-scratching banalities and hardcore abuse of the online thesaurus imply a deep-rooted psychological urge to feel more intelligent than you are.

In other words, just because you own a platform that doesn't mean that you should run it as a tyrant and suppress opinions.

You're propagating the familiar political double negative of the far right. If someone has tyrannical opinions then we are not tyrants for shutting them down. That's our job as responsible citizens.

Side: Yeah its there website
WinstonC(854) Disputed
2 points

"You're propagating the familiar political double negative of the far right. If someone has tyrannical opinions then we are not tyrants for shutting them down. That's our job as responsible citizens."

Wait so disputing any part of feminism is tyrannical? So, for example, if someone thinks that "manspeading" is a stupid non-issue they are a tyrant?

Side: No, keep free speech!
2 points

We think the left is tyrannical, so guess what. Are you advocating conservatives start dragging liberals out in the streets via "anti authoritarianism"?*

Side: No, keep free speech!