In a few days, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell will be launching a competitor to Twitter, called Frank. Users will be able to “post videos, livestream television, distribute news and information, and find community and fellowship with likeminded Americans”
It is designed to be a free-speech app that won’t block users from sharing conservative values and sentiment, but also doesn’t have an exactly literal definition of “free speech.” He explains in an interview with Eric Metaxas what sort of things will and won’t be censored.
“People asked me, ‘You’re going to let everything go? Porn? Swearing? Everything?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not’.We have a thing we found in the Constitution and our founding fathers that defines what free speech is. And Eric, get this, this Judeo-Christian platform we’re going to have here, they go by biblical principles — you know, you get to the Supreme Court, you have the 10 Commandments there — so, in other words, you’re not going to have porn up there, you’re not going to have these sites that contain material that go against our Constitution, go against what our founding fathers put in there.”
“You’re not going to be able to swear. There will be four words for sure you can’t say: You can’t say the C-word, the N-word, the F-word, and you can’t use God’s name in vain. What a concept. Right?”
Apart from banning cursing and violating the third commandment, lying and bearing false witness will also be prohibited.
“What I’m not going to do is suppress true free speech. When someone goes out there and says, ‘I don’t like what’s going down at the border,’ or ‘I don’t like that our country was attacked and nobody’s trying to know you did anything about it or is doing anything about it,’ that’s free speech. Another thing you can’t do… is totally defame someone. What’s the Ninth Commandment? I can’t even think now, but in the Ninth Commandment, you’re bearing false witness, I believe it is. So, if you’re putting a complete lie against Eric; if I say, ‘Eric Metaxas did something terrible’ and it’s an out and out lie, that’s not free speech. That is not free speech.”
The site has had shifting start dates on when it is set to go live, with the newest information either on Friday the 16th or Monday the 19th on Friday, with early access perks being given for those who sign up in advance.
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