The Supreme Court is about to decide: Can the government manipulate social media?

Source: The Hill
by Jeffrey M McCall

“The Supreme Court will soon hand down a decision with far-reaching implications for how the rhetorical marketplace functions in the social media era. The case is Murthy v. Missouri, and it deals with government efforts to manipulate and manage social media platforms for its own messaging purposes. It is important that the justices get this decision right. They must clearly define the extent to which the government can control the content of social media outlets, ultimately limiting the voices of regular people who might dare to post opinions unapproved by government. A limited or technical legal ruling will be insufficient if the court hopes to genuinely guide the nation, restrain government machinations, and protect robust rhetorical participation by a variety of citizen voices.” (06/25/24)