For me to come back here and write again is a surprise, but this free speech issue needs to be addressed NOW!
CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT
Social media companies are running roughshod with the US Constitution.
How are they even allowed to get away with this?
If you are banned on any platform in the US your treatment is worse and harsher than in the court system for actually committing a crime!
Even the banks are banning people from commerce, HOW IS THAT EVEN LEGAL?
Social Media and Banks are convicting you of thinking.
HOW DARE YOU!
You slime-bags conniving thieving scum-buckets in Congress need to get off your ass and reaffirm what the SCOTUS has stated. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HATE SPEECH – ALL SPEECH IS FREE.
Yes, but not in my home. This is true, but then so is the fact that social media has a monopoly and that’s not allowed in the Constitution. Either break up these big tech companies or force them to allow what the Constitution guarantees. Free Speech.
“The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that hate speech is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment.”
Supreme Court Affirms Hate Speech Protected
Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express ‘the thought that we hate.'”
Justice Anthony Kennedy, “A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional,'” Kennedy wrote, continuing to say, “A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all.” “The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society,” .
Now stop being stupid and be an American again.
What is wrong with you people?
You are bombing children in far away lands and you are upset someone called you ugly on-line?
Have you no sense of priorities?
This has actually become a bigger deal than war and you and the people perpetrating this are all mentally ill or just evil.
So a hissy-fit incurs and you get your way, fine, whatever! But guess what, they are still thinking it and telling their friends and posting it everywhere else. Then you went ahead, gave them big attention by trying to take away free speech from EVERYONE and now EVERYONE hates you! When all you had to do was turn off the comments, ydasmff.