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December 9, 2017

Does Setting Your Twitter Location to Germany Block Nazi Content?

Filed under: Germany, Language — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:51 pm

I was reading an interesting article today about how twitter accounts are blocked in Germany.  You can read the article in full and also watch an interesting video by clicking on the link above.

The line of thinking in the article is that you might want to set your location as Germany to block these annoying tweets.

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Changing your Twitter profile’s country setting to Germany will cause Nazi-related accounts to be blocked from view.




Certain national socialist, white nationalist and Nazi Twitter profiles are “withheld” from view when viewed by a Twitter user whose country is set to Germany.


The change in settings is not entirely effective, and some Nazi-related accounts and content will persist.

End quote from Snopes.

A sample screen shot from twitter which appears in the article.

The interesting article concludes with the following,

Begin quote from Snopes

Against this background, Germany implemented a new law in October 2017 which specifically targets hate speech and incitement to hatred published on social media platforms, and allows the state to fine technology companies up to €50 million ($59 million) if they fail to quickly remove violating content.

Twitter describes its policy on “country withheld content” in this way:

Many countries, including the United States, have laws that may apply to Tweets and/or Twitter account content. In our continuing effort to make our services available to users everywhere, if we receive a valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity, it may be necessary to reactively withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time.

It’s not clear whether an “authorized entity” means a state entity (i.e. law enforcement or prosecutors), or a private group or individual could also prompt Twitter to withhold content in a given country.

It’s also unclear whether accounts are withheld on the basis of certain keywords in a profile description or handle, or only on the basis of tweets, and whether an official entity must alert Twitter to content that might constitute a criminal offense, or the company itself proactively withholds accounts and tweets.

End quote from Snopes.


June 25, 2017

Should Trump stop tweeting?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:37 pm

You can read here about whether Trump should stop tweeting:

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Lots of people want President Donald Trump to stop tweeting. Mitch McConnell wants him to stop tweeting. Carly Fiorina wants him to stop tweeting. Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins and other Republican members of Congress and some Democrats in Congress and Jeb Bush and many of Trump’s advisers and attorneys and even some of his supporters (although not all of his supporters) want him to stop tweeting. His wife wants him to stop. A majority of business leaders want him to stop, and a majority of millennials, and a majority of voters, period. His tweeting, they all believe, is unseemly and incendiary, legally risky and chaotic, undiplomatic, demoralizing, destructive, and distracting, too—for everybody, but especially for Trump.

The people, though, who want Trump to keep tweeting are the people who rely on his words to do their jobs—reporters, biographers, political scientists and strategists, and presidential historians. They often are appalled by the content of the tweets, just plain weary like everybody else of the volume and pace of the eruptions and deeply worried about their consequences as well—but still, they say, the more Trump tweets, the better.

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October 24, 2015

If you could go back in time, would you kill baby Hitler?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:35 am

A news article which you can read in full here, tells about a Twitter question which asked readers: If you could go back in time, would you kill baby Hitler.  40% of those, who answered the question, said “Yes”.

The implication is that if Hiter had not been allowed to grow up, the Jews would not have been killed in the Holocaust.

Little Baby Hitler

Little Baby Hitler

Hitler's birthplace has a stone monument from Mauthausen casmp

Hitler’s birthplace is marked by a stone monument from Mauthausen concentration camp

Another view of the stone in front of Hitler's birthplace

Another view of the stone in front of Hitler’s birthplace

I wrote about Hitler on this previous blog post:

In my humble opinion, killing baby Hitler would not have saved the Jews. The Jews have been expelled from literally every country in the world, from the beginning of time.   You can read the full list of expulsions at

If not Hitler, someone else would have Holocausted the Jews.

This article explains it:

Choir loft and organ in Parish Church of St. Stephan in Braunau am Inn, Austria

Choir loft and organ in Parish Church of St. Stephan in Braunau am Inn, Austria

I took the photo above in the Catholic parish church in the town of Braunau am Inn, which Hitler attended as a child.

Why have the Jews been kicked out of every country in the world, except the USA, since the beginning of time? I will let the readers of my blog explain it.

On my website, I wrote about the Jews being killed in the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the year 1298:

For some strange reason, Jews have been persecuted, all over the world, for 800 years.  You can’t blame baby Hitler for this.