I think this is a good spot to let our most loyal readers know that TKC has been tinkering with the idea of changing up the comments but, as a blogger, I'm too feckless and adverse to change to radically switch up this winning formula for news, gossip, satire, and Kansas City discourse.
Every time I get close to taking comments to moderation because a troll bum thinks they have some form of ownership over this digital bathroom wall . . . The TOP PHOTO guy comes through with a really funny joke or there's some really insightful comment that was obviously left by a local government insider.
Don't get it twisted, things change and they always do.
Reality Check: The crackdown targeting online speech is a bipartisan effort.
Still, this time THEY are coming after MAGA and the leader of the free world who is soon to be out of a job.
Get it straight: TKC isn't a tech billionaire or even much of an influencer. This is simply a useful, snarky and informative blog that offers reporting, jokes, and perspective on local events that very often precedes our MSM colleagues or offers a unique hot take unmatched by local newsies who are constantly pressured by advertisers and elected officials.
Context and a glimpse at the future . . .
Deplatforming, also known as no-platforming, is a form of political activism or prior restraint by an individual, group, or organization with the goal of shutting down controversial speakers or speech, or denying them access to a venue in which to express their opinion. Tactics used to achieve this goal among community groups include direct action and Internet activism.
It is also a method used by social media and other technology companies to selectively suspend, ban, or otherwise restrict access to their platform by users who have allegedly violated the platform's terms of service, particularly terms regarding hate speech.
Banking and financial service providers, among other companies, have also denied services to controversial activists or organizations, a practice known as financial deplatforming. The term deplatforming also refers generally to tactics, often organized using social media, for preventing controversial speakers or speech from being heard. Deplatforming tactics have included disruption of speeches, attempts to have speakers disinvited to a venue or event, and various forms of personal harassment including efforts to have an individual fired or blacklisted.
Check the links . . .
You decide . . .