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Boycott Facebook, but not because it supports free speech
Written by Andrew Gioia on July 7, 2020 · 15 minute read
Of all the very rational reasons to boycott Facebook or any commercial social media platform, that “its support of free speech” has taken hold is alarming. “Private companies can do whatever they want” is problematic for many reasons, and here it’s being used unfairly as a sword to compel Facebook to govern certain types of speech on its platform. This is a huge mistake with irrevocable damage, and if free speech as a moral guideline doesn’t persuade you then the realities of voluntarily privatizing “truth arbitration” absolutely should.