Government should force Google, Twitter, Facebook to allow free speech


Our Constitution protects our right of free speech from interference by the federal, state, and local governments. But we have no such protection against interference by private multinational companies such as the social media giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter. It is time for Congress to act to regulate social media to allow free speech consistent with the First Amendment.

The next step to protect free speech is requiring private companies in the social media business not to discriminate against those posting, blogging, or commenting on social media.

Censorship on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and others where these companies "moderate" posts made by their users has resulted in the removal of political statements, usually of conservative statements.

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