If it’s not illegal to say something then it should be illegal for a public utility like Twitter or Facebook not to permit something to be said on their platforms. PDT has now bought in himself. Naturally the following is not from a mainstream American news source:
Trump says ‘too many’ conservative voices ‘some good & some bad’ are being silenced on social media and declares he ‘won’t let that happen’ even though he puts up with the ‘sick behavior’ of the ‘fake news’
Wherein we find:
President Donald Trump has accused social media companies of ‘totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.’
‘Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen,’ the president tweeted early Saturday morning.
‘They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others.
‘Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police.
Those on the other side, had they any understanding of the pillars on which our freedoms rest, would be sickened that their leaders do not say the same, but then again, if they did, they wouldn’t be the far left loons they are.
Same story also discussed here. And to which may be added this:
ROBESPIERRE LEARNED TOO LATE: First Amendment Rights and the Lesson of Robespierre
So, with Twitter and Facebook “social justice” mobs, it’s not too much to say that we’ve got another reign of terror, in which people can be driven from public life and have their lives and livelihood destroyed by the Robespierres of the mob. When someone protests that their First Amendment rights have been violated, the common answer is that these are private companies. But “first amendment rights“ is something that’s become a convenient shorthand for the natural rights of free speech that the First Amendment exists to protect from government interference. The right is not provided by the First Amendment, it’s guaranteed — however imperfectly — against the government by the First Amendment.