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I am temporarily banned by Twitter for “Violating our rules against hateful conduct.” because of the attached tweet. I don’t know if “all men must die” was interpreted as a threat rather than a simple statement of fact by the algorithm or if calling deontological reasoning confused or fanatical was considered hate speach. Maybe I should have writtn “Valar Morgulis”. I do face a problem “By clicking Delete, you acknowledge that your Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.” I can not honestly acknowledge that — the literally meaning of “must” is “is inevitable” while the use of “must” to mean “is extremely desirable and I demand it” is an innovation. Should I lie to Twitter by clicking delete ? As noted, I am not Kant and I am a consequentialist, so

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I am temporarily banned by Twitter for “Violating our rules against hateful conduct.” because of the attached tweet. I don’t know if “all men must die” was interpreted as a threat rather than a simple statement of fact by the algorithm or if calling deontological reasoning confused or fanatical was considered hate speach.

Oppressed by Deontological Twitter

Maybe I should have writtn “Valar Morgulis”. I do face a problem “By clicking Delete, you acknowledge that your Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.” I can not honestly acknowledge that — the literally meaning of “must” is “is inevitable” while the use of “must” to mean “is extremely desirable and I demand it” is an innovation. Should I lie to Twitter by clicking delete ?

As noted, I am not Kant and I am a consequentialist, so I clicked [delete]

Robert Waldmann
Robert J. Waldmann is a Professor of Economics at Univeristy of Rome “Tor Vergata” and received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Robert runs his personal blog and is an active contributor to Angrybear.

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