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Twpter Terms of Service


Last Updated: 06 Mar 2021 

This platform is still in the development and testing phase.

See: Message from Founder of Twpter


Note: All comments and User Accounts created during this development and testing phase may eventually be deleted or rendered inoperative as development proceeds. During this development and testing phase; comments are not regularly monitored or moderated. Use this platform at your own risk if you become offended easily.


Defined Terms.
As used in this document, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

''Platform'' shall mean the mean the twpter.com website / social media platform and includes comments posted on any website that utilizes the comment posting capabilities and web code routines that allow users to post, vote on, and display comments and otherwise communicate with other users via posting those comments by displaying them on a web page or via e-mail or by any other technical means of dissemination.

''Content'' shall mean the mean comments, replies, votes, images, video, audio, URLs or web links or any other information or speech provided to this platform.


1. Who may use the Platform

This platform is free to use by all members, no attempt to verify the age or true identity of users or members will be made; use this platform at your own risk. Also, if you think the content of this platform may be offensive or hazardous to children or persons under your or your organization's custody or control, you should take steps to block access to this platform to those individuals at your home / institutional internet access points.

2. Privacy

This service does not utilize SSL encryption / SSL security certificates.

 You have no reasonable expectation of privacy while using this platform.

Any and all information you post or communicate through this platform may be intercepted by others and be stored, re-posted, or re-transmitted to other parties, including government agencies and law enforcement organizations.

''A word to the wise'': interception of all information sent over the internet or by phone, by government authorities, particularly the United States Government via the NSA is a ''given'' whether a website has SSL encryption or not.

This service only collects information about users and their access devices (computers, phones, tablets etc.) to allow the platform and connected websites to technically function; this includes cookies to remember user preferences, IP addresses for user tracking and proper page display, Session ID for proper comment posting, storage and retrieval and other pieces of technical ''metadata'' that allow the platform to provide an enjoyable user experience. This information is not sold, leased, rented or otherwise provided to any third parties for any reason (except in the unlikely event of a valid court order), and is not used for advertising purposes.

3. Content on the Platform


Users are solely responsible for the content they produce. The platform does not take any responsibility for any content posted by users, and can therefore not be held responsible for it's accuracy, truthfulness or reliability; again: use this platform and the information you may find on it, at your own risk, as this platform takes no responsibility for information posted or otherwise provide by users.


This platform does NOT censor user comments and other forms of speech based solely on political viewpoint.

This platform will only censor or remove content, (at our sole discretion) for the following reasons:


(a) Content or speech that violates, or reasonably appears to violate the laws of the United States relating to free speech as elaborated in the 1 st amendment of the bill of rights of the United States Constitution and associated case law.

This is a somewhat complicated legal concept lately, but a starting place to research it can found here:


https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/about-educational-outreach/activity-resources/what-does


and here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
United_States_free_speech_exceptions


We will be using this as our general guide to what speech to censor and remove from the platform:

Paraphrased from Wikipedia:

Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted)

include:

1. Child Pornography
2. Fraud
3. Obscenity / Hardcore Pornography
4. Speech Integral to Illegal Conduct
5. Speech That Incites Imminent Lawless Action
6. True Threats
7. Speech That Violates Intellectual Property Law
8. Commercial Speech such as Advertising



(b) Content that constitutes an abuse of the platform, otherwise known as ''Spam'', especially: content that is wholly irrelevant to the topic of the conversation it is posted into, or content that is posted with the apparent intention of disrupting the platform or annoying other users, especially if the content posted to a large number of recipients or posted multiple times, which; (at our sole discretion) degrades the experience of other users and / or disrupts the proper operation of the platform. (Including spam of a religious nature.) will not be tolerated

 

4. Your Rights and Grant of Rights in the Content

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the platform. What’s yours is yours — you own your Content.

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through this platform, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods now known or later developed (for clarity, these rights include, for example, curating, transforming, and translating).

 

This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. You agree that this license includes the right for the platform to provide, promote, and improve the platform and to make Content submitted to or through the platform available to other companies, organizations or individuals for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, re-sharing, promotion or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by platform, or other companies, organizations or individuals, is made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the platform as the use of the platform by you is hereby agreed as being sufficient compensation for the Content and grant of rights herein.

You represent and warrant that you have, or have obtained, all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein for any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the platform. You agree that such Content will not contain material subject to copyright or other proprietary rights, unless you have necessary permission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant the platform the license described above.

5. Your Account

You may need to create an account to use some parts of platform. You are responsible for safeguarding your account, so use a strong password and limit its use to this account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

6. Your License to Use the Platform

This platform gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you as part of the platform. This license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the platform as provided, in the manner permitted by these Terms.


The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and other countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the TWPTER name or any of the TWPTER trademarks, logos, domain names, other distinctive brand features, and other proprietary rights. All right, title, and interest in and to the platform (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of TWPTER and its licensors. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding TWPTER, or the platform is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

7. Ending These Terms

You may end your legal agreement with TWPTER at any time by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the platform.

We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the platform at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms or rules

(ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; (iii) your account should be removed due to unlawful conduct, (iv) your account should be removed due to prolonged inactivity; or (v) our provision of the Services to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account, depending on the circumstances. In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the platform,
except that the following sections shall continue to apply: ''Your Rights and Grant of Rights in the Content'' and ''Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability''

8. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

The Services are Available "AS-IS"

Your access to and use of the platform or any Content are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the platform is provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The ''TWPTER Entities'' refers to TWPTER, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensors. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, THE TWPTER ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The TWPTER Entities make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any Content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services or any Content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services; and (iv) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the TWPTER Entities or through the platform, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TWPTER ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE TWPTER ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TWPTER, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE TWPTER ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

9. General

We may revise these Terms from time to time. The changes will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Terms, which will always be at TWPTER.COM/tos, will govern our relationship with you. We will try to notify you of material revisions, for example via a service notification or an email to the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

The laws of the State of Texas, excluding its choice of law provisions, will govern these Terms and any dispute that arises between you and TWPTER. All disputes related to these Terms or the Services will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in Austin County, Texas, or if such courts are not located in Austin County, Texas;  City of Houston / Harris County Texas, United States, and you consent to personal jurisdiction and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

If you are a federal, state, or local government entity in the United States using the platform in your official capacity and legally unable to accept the controlling law, jurisdiction or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you. For such U.S. federal government entities, these Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of Texas (excluding choice of law).

In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. TWPTER's failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms are an agreement between you and TWPTER.

Effective February, 15 2021



 

Disclosure:

Origin of name for this platform: TWPTER


The name for this website and the social media platform that will run from it: Twpter.com comes from the initials TWP  from the independent political commentary website  (TrueWorldPolitics.com), and the suffix "ter"*

Hence: True World Politics TER.com

twpter.com - The independent social media platform.
"different bird... different attitude"™

* - Entymology - Suffix -ter- was used to create a noun for person whose function or profession was to perform the action (irrespective whether he actually did it) while the o-grade of it -tor- was used to denote a person who just did the action. The combination of suffixes -a̯-ter- was used for some relatives.



Vulgar and Explicit Content Warning:


FBI WARNING: This social media platform (and all social media platforms) are now actively monitored by agents and informants of the U.S. FBI for what amounts to LEGALLY PROTECTED, Dissenting Political Speech, for which the FBI may attempt to entrap the speaker by having Paid FBI informants entice the speaker to make comments advocating acts of Domestic Terrorism and / or Violent Overthrow of the United States Government.

Be sure to tell these power tripping, partisan political Assclowns at the FBI and their Senile Commander in Chief, exactly what you think of them and their attempts to make the FBI into an American version of the STASI.


The origins of the TWPTER logo



twpter logo symbolizes satire of united states government

The Origin story of the TWPTER logo:


The TWPTER.COM and Trueworldpolitics.com logo is a parody of the Great Seal of the United States of America. It symbolizes satire of the United States Government, and it's policies, both foreign and domestic.

Please note Satire and criticism of the United States Government is still 100% legal under Federal and State Laws, despite what the “woke” crowd and some really misinformed “patriots” would have you believe.

The focus of this satire and criticism is the stated symbolism of the Great Seal of the United States of America, specifically the Eagle clutching the Olive Branch and the arrows .

As per wikipedia:: ''The arrows and olive branch together symbolize that the United States has ''a strong desire for peace, but will always be ready for war.'' (see Olive Branch Petition).'' The eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, on its right side, to symbolize a preference for peace.

On the TWPTER logo, the eagle clutches a military assault rifle in it's right talon, and a bag of money in it's left talon. This criticizes the the United States Government and the multinational corporate interests that it serves. The eagle's head is turned towards the rifle to symbolize the preference for using force and war to take what it wants from other nations, and it's own people. The eagle also looks away from the bag of money symbolizing the unseen bribes and corporate lobbying which drive government actions and policy. The Latin motto: ''vae victus'' appearing below the eagle translates to ''woe to the vanquished'', or ''woe to the conquered''. It means that those defeated in battle are entirely at the mercy of their conquerors and should not expect or request leniency.

We at TWPTER.COM could think of no better graphic symbol of the sort of online community and discussions we hope to give a home here on this social media platform.


Message from Twpter's founder / Mission Statement


twpter.com

 

It started as a spin-off from my hobby political commentary website: TrueWorldPolitics.com


This is what motivates me:


I sincerely believe that this "American Experiment" of ours, this Democratic Republic (if it ever was real, and not just some enlightenment age rhetoric cobbled together by some colonial land owners who were tired of paying taxes to the British crown and not being represented in government) is dying and being replaced before our eyes with a Technocratic Administered Oligarchy. This replacement is facilitated and made much easier because the extremely wealthy, and their multinational corporate interests, control much of the media today, and they have far too much influence in our public discussions and our government / law making processes; while the average middle class taxpayer, has virtually no real say in government anymore; and this is painfully obvious in how the middle class is being decimated and crushed in this country.


I started this programming project, now named "Twpter" with the intention of making a simple comment platform so that visitors to my website could comment on the political articles that appear there (many of which I write), and perhaps boost the site's popularity and readership.

When I got to actually programming the commenting functionality, user login modules, and other features that are ubiquitous to single site based commenting platforms; I saw that it really wouldn't be that much more work to make it into a "full blown", stand-alone social media platform. (albeit a little crude and in need of more Javascript functionality, but usable)

I got to this point of making my own social media platform, because I was tired of being censored and "shadow-banned" on Twitter and Facebook and other platforms because of my politics, and having my news feeds and comment feeds on those platforms manipulated to influence my thoughts and beliefs (and those of everyone else who uses these platforms).

This project is REALLY NOT about fame or money for me; its about free speech, and being able to freely express political opinions that are not popular, but none-the-less protected by the 1st amendment; which apparently threatens the status quo our "Technocratic Overlords" have imposed on us.

This project is also about privacy and a policy of not intentionally manipulating user activity, and of not soliciting or collecting user information of any kind (except the bare minimum "meta data" needed to allow the platform to operate properly).

I am not against people being forced to reveal their identity and data histories to participate in serious online discourse; but it's not my place as a private citizen to force other users to identify and expose themselves. (nor is it the place of any privately owned social media platform.)

And I am not anti-government. In fact I previously suggested that the United States Post Office create their own social media platform that would be the "Official Guardian of American Online Free Speech", that could use the authority of the government to compel people to use their actual identities; in exchange for the right to openly criticize the government and government officials, publicly, and in doing so create a permanent, unalterable online public record of all discussion.

See here:

http://www.trueworldpolitics.com/ideas/using-the-united-states-postal-service-for-free-speech-on-the-internet.php

Anyway, I hope that you will share the news that I am creating this independent social media platform, and encourage others to join and help make it successful; and I'll do my best to develop it into a platform that people want to use. - The Founder of Twpter



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