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The first amendment does NOT say "companies shall make no rule abridging the freedom of speech." Forcing companies not to ban certain users for their views is, in effect, a violation of free speech.
>>2742042Silly Anon, expecting Americans to actually read the framing documents of their own government.
>>2742042For decades the FCC had a policy called the "Fairness Doctrine" which requires public communication services (TV & Radio) to devote a "fair" amount of time to both sides of political issues and to remain officially non-partisan.It's not an insane argument to make that twitter & normbook are essentially public communication services by their monopolistic control of social media and so subject to government oversight in a similar manner.
>>27420421) Free speech as a concept is distinct from the first amendment. It's like saying that the second amendment invented the concept of self-defense. Nobody is claiming what Facebook is doing violates the first amendment; they're claiming it abridges free speech2) The first amendment does not give companies free reign to refuse service to whoever they want. No court has ruled this. If they did, it would also extend to, say, Christian bakeries deciding not to bake for gay weddings3) Stopping Facebook from banning people doesn't stop them from expressing their own opinions, so you can't claim their own free speech is abridged4) Wanting multi billion dollar megacorps with de facto monopolies to have total unfettered control over all public discourse in their domain is retarded and if you think otherwise you're either an ancap (in which case neck yourself) or their decisions are benefiting you in some way (in which case you will do a 180 on your opinion as soon as this stops being the case)
>>2742042who said anything about forcing? a company can decide to respect freedom of speech on it's platform or not. many choose to not. I find that disgusting personally when it comes to large mediums of human interaction such as youtube or facebook. sure they have the right to silence who they please, but it indisputably makes them anti-freedom of speech on that level of public discourse. they deserve all the criticism they get and more.
>>2742042When a platform bans someone this isn't actually free speech or even speech. And it isn't done by the company and instead done by people like employees or the CEO of the company, for instance.
>>2742013>waaah why are people intolerant of my intolerance
>>2742878yikes, you just posted cringe bro