Supreme Court Rules That The First Amendment Doesn’t Apply To Private Platforms.
Do you think the First Amendment should protect free speech on private platforms?
In a 5-4 split decision, the Supreme Court affirmed that First Amendment constraints don’t apply to private platforms. This means that private platforms, like social media companies, can censor content without violating free speech.
Notably, Justice Kavenaugh wrote:
"Providing some kind of forum for speech is not an activity that only governmental entities have traditionally performed...therefore, a private entity who provides a forum for speech is not transformed by that fact alone into a state actor."
This decision suggests that social media companies will not be considered state actors, and are therefore not bound by First Amendment anti-censorship protection. Do you think that social media companies should be allowed to censor your posts? Tell your congressional rep how you feel.
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