Senator Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, said the Facebook board’s decision was “extremely disappointing” and that it was “clear that Mark Zuckerberg views himself as the arbiter of free speech.” And Representative Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, said Facebook, which faces antitrust scrutiny, should be broken up.
Again. What is it about a private business, moderating, and removing users from their platform that leads people to ‘free speech’? Facebook is not a public space, the internet as a whole is sure, hence Trump’s new ‘platform’ blog is perfectly fine, but there is no expectation of free speech on a closed platform run by a private business. Like saying the New York Times won’t print my article ranting about why Miracle Whip is superior to mayonnaise is stifling my free speech!