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Supreme Court could soon quash Big Tech censorship

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The blame goes mostly to the social-media giants like Facebook, YouTube and Google that censor political views they don’t like.  

But the tech giants’ day of reckoning is near. Justice Clarence Thomas is taking them on.

Phone companies like AT&T and Sprint can’t shut down your account because of your political views.

American Airlines can’t refuse to sell you a ticket because you’ve questioned climate change or COVID lockdowns.

A hotel can’t deny you accommodations because you’re a Republican.

The law forbids it.  That same ban against political discrimination should apply to social-media platforms.

Thomas has argued against Big Tech censorship since at least 2021, saying these companies should have to serve all customers, just like phone companies, utilities and public accommodations.

The US Supreme Court announced Friday it will rule on Florida and Texas state laws that prohibit tech giants from canceling users based on their political views.

Expect Thomas to lead a majority of the justices to conclude that Internet censorship is inconsistent with democracy and must be stopped.

A high-court ruling against censorship will deal a powerful blow against Big Tech tyranny.

Not a day too soon. Right now, social-media platforms freely censor, taking down posts, deplatforming users whose views they don’t like — even a former president of the United States — and burying information so it’s impossible to find with Google.

Big Tech censorship affects far more people than when colleges silence dissent or even when workplaces and schools indoctrinate.

Texas’ anti-censorship law is designed to protect the public against this loss of freedom.

The law still allows removal of items that are pornographic, threaten violence or promote the sexual exploitation of children — what’s truly harmful.  

To defend Texas’ law, the state’s attorney general specifically cited Thomas’ argument.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law, deciding that corporations do not have a “right to muzzle speech.”  

But the 11th Circuit struck down a similar Florida law, arguing that Big Tech platforms have a First Amendment right to pick and choose views like a newspaper does.

Now the Supreme Court is poised to resolve those conflicting outcomes.

The court will decide who the First Amendment protects — the tech companies that claim they’re like newspapers or the millions of social-media users.

The smart money is on Thomas convincing a majority of the justices that democracy requires an uncensored Internet.

In a 2021 concurring opinion, Thomas suggested a role for Congress to provide a legislative fix, including changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

But Congress is unlikely to act as long as Democrats control either house.

Most Democrats in Congress are rooting for more censorship.

https://nypost.com/2023/10/03/supreme-court-could-soon-quash-big-tech-censorship/

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