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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 pm

Why do you consider it unsatisfactory that someone who directs vile abuse at an MP should be prevented from seeing that MP's tweets? Has such twitterer not forfeited any right he may have to see those tweets?
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:15 pm

If the abuse is as vile as you suggest, then shouldn't they forfeit their right to use the service altogether?

Why do you consider it acceptable for an MP to block someone who they are unable to better in reasoned debate?
Or if you do not, then how are you defining and enforcing the difference?

Discouraging the block while encouraging the mute seems to me to go around that problem straight to a satisfactory solution.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby shootist » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:17 pm

If an abusive twitter reader is blocked by his MP but desperately needs to see what the MP is tweeting then all he needs to do is to open up another twitter account. One for reading and another for abusing.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Why does hairy consider that vile abuse is reasoned debate?
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 pm

From what have you derived that position?
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:58 pm

shootist wrote:If an abusive twitter reader is blocked by his MP but desperately needs to see what the MP is tweeting then all he needs to do is to open up another twitter account. One for reading and another for abusing.

Or even just log out. I think most tweets are open to public viewing.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby atticus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:01 pm

from your posts in this topic, obviously.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Then I suggest you should read them again.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby dls » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Why do you consider it acceptable for an MP to block someone who they are unable to better in reasoned debate?


Why should it not be? He has no obligation to listen to all the tripe on Twitter - or indeed any of it, and what is one person's reasoned debate is another person's hopeless nonesense.
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Re: MP's and social media.

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:15 pm

dls wrote:
Why do you consider it acceptable for an MP to block someone who they are unable to better in reasoned debate?


Why should it not be? He has no obligation to listen to all the tripe on Twitter - or indeed any of it...

Again I suggest the mute function would be more appropriate.
Why should the individual be excluded from engaging in a public debate on a public debating platform?
Nobody who does not want to need pay them a single jot of attention.
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