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Big Tech Monopolies Are a Threat to First Amendment

Big Tech Monopolies Are a Threat to First Amendment

The current rules regulating free speech and the "monopoly social media” (Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Google/YouTube -- together, the MOSM) are a mess, but the basic principles should be obvious. They should be treated as the new public square, and subject to First Amendment requirements. Ideally, Congress would establish a "public square trust" on each of the MOSM properties -- a section for political speech sites that would be clearly protected from the censorship whims of the private company owners, or from an employee revolt.  

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