The Dow Jones just broke $30k for the first time in history. Even during this pandemic, our economy is moving forward. Practically every person with a retirement fund is benefitting.
There was a very interesting Walton & Johnson news blast about Dominion Voting being rejected by examiners in Texas. If you haven't subscribed to their blasts in the TALKRating app, I highly suggest it.
We have made a change to the way we count usage points for the monthly contests.
The point of having the thumbs up/down and emoji voting is to allow the listener to give feedback to the host and the host to see what topics are engaging for the listeners. It benefits both the listeners and host in order to make a better show.
The issue we're having was with some listeners "spamming" the vote by voting up and down, back and forth and/or hitting the same emoji over and over again, regardless of what is being said by the host or guest/caller. When this is done, neither the listener, nor the show, benefit from misleading votes.
We have implemented a new filter which detects spam voting and subtracts them from a user's raw point score rendering an adjusted score. The adjusted score will be used for determining usage point contests.
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Over the last week, we have seen unprecedented censorship on social media platforms.
Unfortunately, this is not being limited to just social media. In society in general, speech is now being considered an act of “violence” if some groups find it offensive.
Speech may be offensive, rude, or even vulgar; however, speech is never an act of violence.
There is a reason the Bill of Rights lists freedom of speech in the First Amendment. Free speech is the backbone of a free society, and these attacks on free speech are a very real threat to our most basic freedoms.
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JFK said, "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
Although our Constitution only protects speech from government interference, the free exchange of ideas is important to maintaining a free society.
I will argue social media platforms are much like private property, and the owners should have right to decide what happens on their property.
I will also argue anyone who values freedom shouldn't use social media platforms which censor speech, especially when that censorship is designed to serve a political purpose.
Social media can be a very good tool, but make sure the platforms you pick don't control which ideas you can present.
Chances are good Twitter would flag JFK's thoughts on the marketplace of ideas if he were to post them today.
Twitter and Facebook have proven their bias through extreme censorship. It's time to leave those platforms and go where you're free to express your views.
TALKRating is still adding stations to the various cities and states. If your favorite station is not yet loaded, let us know and we will move it to the top of the list.
Facebook says it removed more than 1,000,000 groups over the past year for breaking the platform’s rules, and took down more than 13,000,000 posts for violating specific policies on organized hate and hate speech.
You will never be censored on the TALKRating app.
The TALKRating app is for people who listen to talk radio, regardless of their political affiliation. We placed an ad on FB, and it ran for two days, and then we were suddenly rejected.
What is your biggest problem with social media sites?
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