This comment explores three principal methods for curbing the tech giants’ speech curation, whether they would be effective, and whether they would be justified. And of course, the option of doing nothing. The First Amendment, though its spirit would be the very object of legislatures’ protection, prevents the government from usurping the companies’ ability to decide what to circulate. Legislatures must tread lightly, directing their efforts at peripheral abuses, rather than presume to compel objectionable viewpoints. Finding violations of antitrust law, leveraging the firms’ “neutral platform” status, and perhaps even digging into the nuances of the First Amendment present methods for doing this.
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