A Solution to Internet Tyranny

There’s a simple constitutional solution to the problem of Internet tyranny which does not involve the government controlling the Internet. Right now, the tech giants are having their cake and eating it too.  They say that they are content-neutral platforms which do not control what information appears on their sites, when they in fact control the content of their sites by censoring voices they don’t like. The reason that it’s critical, from a financial perspective, for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. to be considered platforms is that platforms can’t be sued for libelous content. But publishers can be sued for the simple reason that a publisher controls the information that is present on their site while a platform doesn’t. It’s a good thing that platforms can’t be sued for content because that allows people to exercise their First Amendment rights and to communicate; that’s why the social media sites have...(Read Full Article)

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