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Twitter is locking the accounts of users who display the Star of David in their profile image or header, deeming it “hateful imagery.” The London-based nonprofit Campaign Against Antisemitism said several Twitter users have contacted them recently to report thatRead more

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Santa Johnny Boy

And so it begins...

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Santa Ross W

From the article: "Why is this applicable to Christmas?"   Um, Jesus Christ is of the House of David.

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Black Hills Santa

Smells of antisemitism. 

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Santa Hip

Twitter is not on my nice list.  Don't go there!

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Black River Santa

Does anyone else long for the days when the phone was attached to the wall, NASA was the only one with a computer, and we had one T.V. in the house and four channels and the news was only on 3 times a day?

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Michael Rielly

I am really getting tired of the cancel culture crowd...

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Santa Tragen

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15 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

I am really getting tired of the cancel culture crowd...

 

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Santa Ross W

Twitter is now back-peddling, saying it was a mistake.

 

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Black Hills Santa
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Michael Rielly said:

I am really getting tired of the cancel culture crowd...

These folks are filled with hate. There is no other way to describe it. Only hate can enrage an individual as many of the cancel culture seem to be enraged

 And, that hate helps explain how the Star of David could offend. It's the Star of the Savior who can take away the hate, pain, and anguish.

We must pray that what is in the dark will be brought into the light.

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Santa Craig Maxwell
2 hours ago, Black Hills Santa said:

These folks are filled with hate. There is no other way to describe it. Only hate can enrage an individual as many of the cancel culture seem to be enraged

 And, that hate helps explain how the Star of David could offend. It's the Star of the Savior who can take away the hate, pain, and anguish.

We must pray that what is in the dark will be brought into the light.

Reckless hate can't be allowed to prevail 

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RusticSanta

Twitter said it was an accident. Much ado about nothing. 

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Santa Johnny Boy
7 hours ago, Santa Ross W said:

Twitter is now back-peddling, saying it was a mistake.

 

You're damn right it was a mistake!  Thank God people spoke up, and had this thing reversed.

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Michael Rielly
5 hours ago, RusticSanta said:

Twitter said it was an accident. Much ado about nothing. 

Dr Evil Whatever GIF

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Posted (edited)
On 7/22/2020 at 6:26 PM, Black River Santa said:

Does anyone else long for the days when the phone was attached to the wall <<<<<<<<<<<snipped>>>>>>>>>>>>and we had one T.V. in the house and four channels and the news was only on 3 times a day?

It is STILL ALL I HAVE!
Really!
We have a pay as you go VERY OLD cell phone that
Doesn't flip / fold

No screen to it other than to read the caller ID
We were going to use her work smart phone
if we were going to Disney this year.
But Disney cancelled us, and I'm off the hook to having to get one!
So back to
WALL MOUNT PHONE
Kitchen
Cordless Phones
Front room & basement

I'm just NOT THAT
important enough to have one of those fancy phones!
LOL!

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RusticSanta
3 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

Dr Evil Whatever GIF

They were trying to rid cases of anti-semitism and accidentally caught some other accounts by mistake.  They explained, apologized, and unlocked the accounts after they (twitter) were notified of the mistake.  So how does that make them anti-semitic in any way shape or form? 

It seems one can either believe twitter in that it was a  mistake or believe twitter was simultaneously both anti-semitic and pro-semitic.  My sense of logic leads me to conclude it was an accident, probably due to automated recognition software. 

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Black River Santa
3 hours ago, Schwindy said:

It is STILL ALL I HAVE!
Really!
We have a pay as you go VERY OLD cell phone that
Doesn't flip / fold

No screen to it other than to read the caller ID
We were going to use her work smart phone
if we were going to Disney this year.
But Disney cancelled us, and I'm off the hook to having to get one!
So back to
WALL MOUNT PHONE
Kitchen
Cordless Phones
Front room & basement

I'm just NOT THAT
important enough to have one of those fancy phones!
LOL!

People can't believe it when I tell them I don't have a cell phone. My wife and daughter have one but if it were up to me, I'd still be using carrier pigeons.

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SCSanta
1 minute ago, Black River Santa said:

People can't believe it when I tell them I don't have a cell phone. My wife and daughter have one but if it were up to me, I'd still be using carrier pigeons.

I am in the same situation. Very few of my college students believe me. (or colleagues for that matter) No Cell Phone, No Facebook, Twitter, etc. ad nauseum either. Just email, ClausNet and my Santa website

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Black Hills Santa
45 minutes ago, RusticSanta said:

They were trying to rid cases of anti-semitism and accidentally caught some other accounts by mistake.  They explained, apologized, and unlocked the accounts after they (twitter) were notified of the mistake.  So how does that make them anti-semitic in any way shape or form? 

It seems one can either believe twitter in that it was a  mistake or believe twitter was simultaneously both anti-semitic and pro-semitic.  My sense of logic leads me to conclude it was an accident, probably due to automated recognition software. 

It's the timing. While Twitter is censoring some for their political views and let's be honest, the issues of Israel and the Middle East are political. Since the Star of David is Israel's symbol, it does make one think it's perhaps not an accident.

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Schwindy
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, SCSanta said:

I am in the same situation. Very few of my college students believe me. (or colleagues for that matter) No Cell Phone, No Facebook, Twitter, etc. ad nauseum either. Just email, ClausNet and my Santa website

Patrick:

    I tell my Mother, brother, & lots of my "friends" I don't need, nor do I want a cell phone, smart phone, any kind of phone other than the one that hooks into the house. I can typically count on one hand in a years time, the times I say, boy I wish I had a phone with me RIGHT NOW. RARELY IF EVER, do I say that. And ask people who rely on their phone for someones number by heart! LOL LOL LOL FORGET IT! IT DOESN'T HAPPEN! SMART PHONE maybe but it certainly doesn't help the mind of the one using it.  

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Santa Ross W
Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, RusticSanta said:

probably due to automated recognition software. 

Someone had to write that software, and I bet they were paid by Twitter.

Don't get me started on the irresponsible misuse of recognition software. Too many horror stories, including a personal one of my own.  I wonder what would happen if someone accused Santa Claus? How many of us would be hauled off to jail? Ho Ho Ho!

 

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SantaMikeUK

The automatic speech recognition has a lot to answer for. I run a business called Murder Most Foul. We stage murder mystery dinners in hotels and other venues. But I cannot use that business name on Facebook as they will not allow the word “murder”. I emailed them to explain, their auto word recognition continued with their auto email, and the standard email reply refused my explanation. I cannot find any other way to get a human response and the FB tag of MMostFoul is now recognised.

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