Way back in 2017 (it seems almost ancient history now) I wrote this “editorial” for another blog. I don’t claim to be prescient, but it was obvious even back then that “social media platforms” were out of control.
Communications Decency Act
Facebook, Twitter, and others have been hiding behind section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act. It protects them from liability based on the content others publish on their platforms that they have been “editing” by their deliberate actions to suppress it. Mr. Trump says that makes them a publisher.