I seriously propose new civil rights addition to protected class status of freedom of speech and political affiliation to prohibit discrimination in the stream of commerce and pubic accommodation. Why can we not discriminate in our private business based on race but it is fine if I am for Trump?
Part of this phenomenon is that tech companies receive a lot more complaints from vindictive leftists than conservatives, who don’t feel as threatened by free speech. Big companies think that if a lot of people are unhappy about something that happens in their website, they are going to lose money.
So let these operators go to a rating system similar to what the movies use - instead of censoring material they think is objectionable, let them label it “offensive” or some such, and put it behind a wall of some kind where people would have to sign in and attest they were more than 21 years old before seeing the stuff - other material could be labeled “liberal”, “conservative” or whatever they wanted - let the viewing public decide for themselves what the algorithms were parceling out, don’t decide for them what they can or can’t handle - you’re no smarter than they are......
All kneel before Alexa (or Siri) the grand historic precursors for almighty Landru! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bhueml6MqI
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Since the backbone of the internet was build w taxpayer funds (Milnet), this would apply.
Bring anti trust actions against them
They’re too big and dominant anyway
Jeff? Hey . . Jeff?
Just imagine a cake shop that posted a sign “no cake for Hillary voters”.
Then Leviathan would swing into action.
Anyone remember that if a University allows students to take Federal student loans, that University has to comply with all Federal policies on discrimination etc?
How much does FB, Google, Amazon and others make on Federal contracts?
I want a law that no Federal contract can be awarded to a company that censors speech.
Private company? Ok. Then I want a federal law that no federal money can be spent on any company that censors or forbids participation based on political beliefs.
Slip an amendment into this upcoming appropriations bill.
You can do it.
But that makes you a publisher.
Publishers control content, so publishers are responsible for content.