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Free Speech Isn’t a Barrier to Regulating Social Media. Profits Are.

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
From The Left
Free Speech, Social Media, Profit
Francis Chung/POLITICO

You can’t use a mega-sound system to hold a political rally in front of a hospital in the middle of the night. You can’t pack a theater so full of people that no one can reach the fire exits without being trampled. In the physical world, these kinds of noise control and fire safety regulations uneventfully coexist with our First Amendment free speech and free assembly rights. They’re accepted as common-sense ways to keep us safe and preserve our sanity.

The same ideas can be applied to social media. By...

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