Here is the thing about free speech, and censorship on social media.
I understand that “freedom of speech” is protected against government regulation by the First Amendment.
So then, what if a private business like LinkedIn or Facebook censors the posts of its users? They are not the government, right? So they should be allowed to do so, right?
I don’t think so.
There has been so much collusion between Big Tech and federal agencies, that I think there is no difference between them any more. There may be technical lines drawn, but in actuality, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, et al, put their platforms at the disposal of government officials. In practice, the government is silencing dissent by proxy.
Big Tech does the dirty work for Big Government, and Big Government plays favorites with Big Tech. (Same deal with Big Pharma, and Big Banking.)
And America suffers in the process, because none of these elitists – in both government and industry – feel any loyalty towards our country. We are simply a vast resource to be exploited – people and land alike.
That’s the problem.
Do you see it that way?
The First Amendment states, in relevant part, that:
“Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech.”