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December 11, 2017 at 1:09 PM #741243
Noted that our esteemed chief magistrate has decided to no longer abide the Bulldog in his Twitterverse.
In principle, I don’t think politicians should block on Twitter, with the exception of clear cases of harassment, racism, hate speech, and the like.
Of course, given the embarrassing display our mayor engaged in today, sniping at Alex Cullen with all the maturity of a fraternity brother in the first week of September, the bulldog may never have had it so good.December 11, 2017 at 10:44 PM #741260
If the person paid for the device that runs twitter out of their funds, not office funds, not taxpayer funds, then they can use it as they see fit.
A lot can be learned about a person from those private tweets.
If it is paid for out of taxpayer money, then no blocking unless as mentioned it is hate speech, etc.December 11, 2017 at 10:48 PM #741264December 12, 2017 at 7:53 AM #741270
Given that a Twitter account is both free and independent of devices, I don’t see that as relevant. I can access it on my phone, my tablet, my desktop, using the twitter web site, its native app, or a twitter client. If a day job gave me a device, I could do the same on that. If I block on a personal device, I block. Surely the key is the role a given person is playing, not who pays for what means of access.December 12, 2017 at 7:54 AM #741266December 12, 2017 at 7:56 AM #741274December 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM #741314
ChazDecember 12, 2017 at 12:50 PM #741339
Bob LeDrewDecember 12, 2017 at 2:55 PM #741371
MarreDecember 12, 2017 at 2:57 PM #741378December 12, 2017 at 3:02 PM #741379
I was responding to your question as you worded it.
Your second para. eliminated hateful speech as an already established reasonable reason to block. I was; therefore,referring to blocking people like Ken who I would doubt was sending any hate,racism or vile tweets.
As an aside, I would wonder if Moore would block questions about him being accused of molesting a 14 year old girl. Moore would probably think that that was a vile and hateful question.