View single post by kargol
 Posted: Fri Jan 8th, 2021 11:17 pm
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It's partly because there is no responsibility on the big tech companies. They pass themselves off as mere conduits rather than publishers to avoid responsibility for what goes on on their sites.

Which means that they can get away with allowing people to put the sort of speech that would be illegal; deliberately inciting violence or racial speech or whatever.

So the whole thing becomes voluntary or ad-hoc. But if Big Tech were subject to more regulation, this sort of banning would be more, not less, common.