Taking Free Speech Seriously

Source: Judging Freedom
by Andrew P Napolitano

“Can the government prevent Big Tech from censoring political and cultural voices on their platforms? Can the government regulate these platforms to compel speech the government wants to hear and to prevent speech it believes may harm innocents? If you believe — as I do — in natural rights, minimal government and that owners of private property can use it as they see fit, the short answers to both questions is NO. These questions arise from a vicious Senate inquisition last week, during which a senator who never met a war he didn’t want someone else to fight accused Facebook and others of having blood on their hands because they permitted speech on their platforms that the senator believes led to teen suicides.” (02/08/24)