Milo Yiannoupoulis banned!

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Biscuitician, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    Milo Yiannoupoulis.

    PERMA banned from Twitter
    (presumably at least until he figures out how to make a sock account obviously).

    Happy fucking days!
     
  2. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Literally who?
     
  3. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    you could offer some advice.
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    some twat
     
  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    How's the move to bristol going?
     
  6. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Well he's on Twitter, so goes without saying. I'm sure there are some lovely people on there but for the most part its a big echoey Twat cavern.
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the app that launched a hundred thousand shit stories in newspapers
     
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  8. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    I have mixed feelings on that, I mean on the plus side its scrapped a few journalists but on the negative side the really fucking awful lazy journalists like half the Guardian columnists seem to be still going strong and retwatting happily.
     
  9. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    I'm waiting to hear from the WCA people.

    So, it's not at present.
     
  10. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    I don't want him back on twitter
     
  11. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    Well the article sort of answers.

    But he's a nasty right wing troll, sometimes popping up on BBC panel shows, and was instrumental in the GamerGate shit show, bullying a whole bunch of people. This seems to be his MO.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i hope they ask your opinion before deciding whether to readmit him then.
     
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  13. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    What are you saying? I don't run twitter. He got banned - and has been before, though not permanently - because he promotes hate speech. Have you seen the kind of shit Leslie Jones has had to put up with?
     
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i didn't say you did run twitter, and i would have been surprised to discover you did. i am saying your views matter not a jot to twitter.
     
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  15. Kesher

    Kesher #Cookie Jar

    I initially thought it was the chocolate flavoured drink that had been banned
     
  16. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    I'm just glad that a hateful nasty bigot has been finally removed permanently. Do you disagree?
     
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    no, because i don't expect it to be permanent. i imagine he'll find other platforms and carry on being a nasty piece of work
     
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  18. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Don't tempt us so...
     
  19. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    Not sure it warrants an entire thread on urban, but definitely a good thing - it's about time Twitter started making examples of some of the people leading the campaigns of abuse on there.
     
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  20. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    Twitter can only deal with its own users.
     
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh well you're more confident than i that their decision is set in stone.
     
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  22. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    It isn't a question of confidence. As you noted that i said it is entirely possible he may create a sock. I don't know how Twitter's permaban's work, but at the very least this sends a message and as such I endorse it. Milo has had plenty of opportunities not to be a massively hateful cunt and everytime he's resorted to all kinds of bigotry.
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i didn't say anything about a sock. i said i was less confident than you are that twitter's decision is set in stone. do you not see the difference between someone being banned and the banner overturning their previous decision, and someone using a sockpuppet account? fucking chalk and cheese, biscuitician, fucking chalk and cheese.
     
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  24. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    So you're saying that they could rescind their ban?

    They could, but so what? As yet that hasn't happened and I don't see any reason to assume it will. If it does, it does. I'm not sure what you're driving at tbh. This is still the right decision and, for now at least, I endorse it. If they rescind their ban, assuming no good reason, then that would be a mistake, but that's out of our hands
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Are you sure that you really think only discussing things that have already happened is a sensible rule?
     
  26. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    What do you mean?
     
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I refer to you apparently suggesting to Pickman's model as his ban hasn't yet been rescinded then there is no point in discussing the possibility of it happening - possibly with references to other permabans being rescinded or something like that. Then, implicitly asking how you think that sort of approach would work on a discussion forum such as this.
     
  28. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

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  29. Biscuitician

    Biscuitician Banned Banned

    I didn't say there was no point in discussing it. I said that there's nothing we can do about it if that's what Twitter decides. Either they rescind it or they don't. What else is there to say other than speculate on the probability of that happening. If you think it likley then that's your opinion, but so what? The substantive point is about a known hate speech advocate and a bigot with a well documented history of appalling behaviour finally being permabanned. What else is there to discuss?

    If there's a more subtle point you are trying to make, then please make it
     
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    What do you mean so what? You're the one who started a celebratory thread about his banning (a risky move considering...as was bringing up gamergate) and so any possibility of it being rescinded is clearly relevant whether there is anything that you can do about it or not. You didn't make the original ban either but that didn't stop you starting a thread about it. And if you don't want discussion, why start a thread? Put it in announce.
     

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