Continuing to prove that the right wing's issue with moderation isn't that it exists, it's that they've lost the ability to do it, both culturally and online. Look at Reddit, conservative leaning subs are the most heavily censored out there, not to remove hate, but to remove pushback about the hate, with bans issued pre-emptively in many cases, people banned for wrongthink elsewhere without making a single post.
I give Truth two years, tops, the moment whatever deal Trump struck with them to use the service expires, he will stop posting, sell his stock then trash everyone involved while trying and failing once more to sue his way back onto twitter.
The more they scrape, the more they're sued and the more laws are put in place to make their business model illegal. Clearview is going to end up with 100 million images of people in Missouri, Florida and developing nations as they're banned everywhere else.
Conservatives aren't anti moderation, they're definitely not anti censorship given that they're banning, even burning books right now, the issue they have with Section 230 is they're not in charge of all the platforms, so they're not the ones doing it and are subject to the same rules as everyone else... In theory. They get special treatment, but even then they always end up crossing the line and they find that intolerable. Rules for thee but not for me. See also their attitude towards policing and how swiftly they view any action against protests once it happens to groups like the Flu Trux Klan in Canada.
It's not just Nintendo, unfortunately. It's every walled garden system. Microsoft set the precedent of shuttering their online marketplaces and scattering their indie content well before Nintendo got in on the act when they closed the 360 marketplace with vague promises of helping preserve indie live games that never amounted to much.
Damn, I was looking forward to Gab users making friends with the wine mom republicans. 'I like Donald, freedom and punishing people for their skin colour, why am I being called gay/racist/antisemitic slurs all the time?!'
Kinda suspect Gab links may happen down the line when they need to pretend there's a big bump in active users to soothe Donald's ego, and it'll be a genie they can't get back in their bottle when that time comes.
It's telling that no oppressed conservative if note was prepared even to deactivate their accounts for 29 days and pretend they're serious when they were totally leaving for Getter/Gab/Parler. They want to be where the people are, not just screaming into the void on a right wing dead end mastodon fork, waiting for the time the dozen nazis that makes up the bulk of their followers take a dislike to something they've said and turn on them.
I can't wait for the bi-weekly mass exodus of high profile rightwing figures from twitter, none of whom actually stop posting because they can't stand the thought of losing their audience as most of humanity want nothing to do with places where racists can go unfiltered.
Given the ever increasing list of right wing websites that have turned out to be security disasters, I can't wait for the big push to ban the view source functionality from browsers as though that would somehow stop it happening. Should be fun to see the usual suspects here doing logic backflips to defend it.
Yes, the N64 sold poorly, and? A large portion of it's best sellers were Rare developed, so no, Nintendo's best selling titles were not always in house, an entire console generation was propped up by second party games.
Rare being broken doesn't mean Retro, Platinum games and so on are, and it doesn't mean they'd be easily replaced should rivals come sniffing round.
The Rare games that helped prop up the ailing n64 beg to differ, and even now, they outsource titles like Metroid to developers like Retro who are only part owned by Nintendo, or third party like Mercurysteam. They wouldn't lose Metroid should Microsoft come sniffing around them the way they did with Rare, but they would have to either buy them out or lose the people who made the titles that kept the line alive, and that would affect their bottom line as it's hard to replace a quality studio.
They'll probably end up dragged into it when companies turn their eyes to their second and third party partners like Platinum games or Retro studios and faced with either buying them out entirely or losing them.
He should ask LGBTQ+ creators on youtube and other platforms about how their output is treated. Demonetised by the platform holders without warning, subjected to abuse by right wing users and content creators without any consequences unless they go to the press about it. These platforms care more about the perception of being seen as biased against the right than they di the actual actions of the right, but still they whine.
There you go. The conservative selective backlash against social media isn't about free speech, they're fine with censorship but they want toi be the ones doing it so right wingers can sidestep the rules while the letter of the laws they've written is applied to everyone else without mercy or any regard for it's intent.
It's telling that the right's big push to make alternative clones is limited to Twitter and Youtube, while Facebook, the complaints are purely performative. It seems like they're fine and dandy with the right wing bent of the people actually in charge of moderation decisions there, and their constant attacks on left wing news sources, promotion of grade a bullplop like the Daily Caller, Daily Wire and Brietbart, and blocking of any attempts to stop the site beingf a right wing radicalisation engine... Funny that.
'Cancel culture is bad! Businesses should be free to do anything they choose for profit! Also a business chose not to give us free money because of the things we've said and done, send us all the gossip you can about a board member so we can weaponise it and cancel them!'
Right wing consistency in action, folks.
My god, you're right! I'm not being given millions of dollars to tell lies to racist pensioners, clearly I have fallen victim to cancel culture and censorship and critical race theory and cultural marxism and conservative buzzwords!
OANN are free to say whatever they like, that freedom is not being infringed upon, and Direct TV are free to choose not to pay for their content. This is the precious free market conservatives always bleat about in action.
4chan, 8chan, The Daily Caller, The Daily Wire, The Daily Mail, Fox News The Gateway Pundit, The Drudge Report, Infowars, World News Daily, Epoch Times, World news Daily Report, Natural News, The New York Post, Washington times, The Blaze, The Sun, Sinclair news, Newsmax, AM Talk Radio as a whole, Evangelical Megachurch 'pastors'...
Conservatives don't want 'free speech', they want to be in charge of the banning, that's all this is really about.
Well, the future of sports will be changed by NFTs, but not for the better. It'll be a lot harder to play conventional sports once climate change has made holding events outside a game of roulette thanks to tornados, wildfires, flooding and increases in temperature rendering the southern states as hospitable to sports as Qatar. It's alright though, people who helped the world burn with their gambling tokens (and relentless corruption and lies like the Koch family) will find exciting new ways to profit from the hellworld they've helped create.