An End to Censorship
The last year has been full of stories that Big Tech censored that subsequently ended up being true, or likely true. In many cases, this censorship may have permanently impacted our ability to get to the truth. Big tech is not good at identifying what is mis-information. What it is good at is, identifying the information that the government deems dangerous, and censoring that. It increasingly appears that Big Tech has been working with, or at the behest of the government to suppress information it finds harmful. This cannot persist. There have been A LOT of mistakes made over the last year-and-a-half, we need to be able to have an open dialogue to properly diagnose those mistakes, and address them.
While some are supportive of regulation for Big Tech, my belief is that this will only exacerbate the problem. Big Tech needs to conform to Section 230. If they choose to “curate” or “moderate” content, they need to be held to the same standard of other publishers. Some will say that this will create a vile morass of depravity and bullying. So be it. If social media were much more vile than it currently is, people would stop using it. That doesn’t seem like a bad thing to me.