When Private Web Censorship Becomes Government Action

Throughout this nine-part "Thinking Clearly and Speaking Clearly" series, I have been addressing the extent to which Big Tech web platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have been overly censorious in removing or restricting content that ought to remain within the realm of legitimate public debate. Despite my concerns, I have explained several times, for example here in Part 7, that “as private entities, their moderation decisions generally are protected by the First Amendment, with only a few exceptions, say, for example, if they willingly coordinate speech-suppressive actions with the government or accede to government directions. 


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