Can Congress Halt the Big Tech Speech Police? | RealClearPolitics

Can Congress Halt the Big Tech Speech Police?

Can Congress Halt the Big Tech Speech Police?
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In an unprecedented display of private censorship, Twitter, Facebook and other major social media platforms suspended former President Trump’s accounts, preventing him from communicating with his millions of followers. Many Americans were relieved, finally, to see limits placed on Trump’s ability to spread misinformation and sow discord. But few should be sanguine at the prospect of unaccountable technology monopolies serving as the nation’s speech police. 

 

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