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6 thoughts on “Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

    1. Shouting “fire” in a crowded theater is not constitutionally protected free speech. Neither is inciting insurrection.


      All constitutional freedoms have limits, and the domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol also breached those limits. That was not a peaceable assembly. They should all be in jail this morning.

    2. Trump would have been banned years ago if he was any other user. Spare me the crocodile tears. He owes both companies credit for his rise.

      Free speech applies to your right to say whatever you want, not to others to have to broadcast your thoughts to others. Constitution 101 stuff here.

      The IBJ is under no obligation to run your letter to the editor. Neither is any social media company under an obligation to let you participate.

    3. Facebook and Twitter are private companies and have terms of service that all users need to abide by. If you own a business you can ask people to leave if they swear or threaten employees. They don’t don’t have free speech in your private space. There never was Free Speech on these platforms.

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