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Social Media *free speech* goes to the US Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Social Media' started by Graybeard, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

    The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

    In a lawsuit to deny commercial free speech limitation rights of non public access (read private enterprise (businesses)); The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the above case^

    This matters because Facebook and Twitter as well as many other social media companies are US headquartered (domiciled).

    It's interesting is that this lawsuit is a right-wing political rant and not the cause of the leftist forces -- a real turnaround of advents.

    Some social media outlets have reached the apex of a constitutionally regulated "public square" as Former (Retired) US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy said (below).

    Looks like Facebook may not be able to have it's cake and eat it too if this case goes against their business class *big social media*

    >>>[T]he Supreme Court addressed a related issue in June 2017. In Packingham v. North Carolina, No. 15-1194, the court struck down a state law that prohibited sex offenders from accessing social media sites. In his opinion for the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired over the summer, referred to social media sites as a "modern public square." But the court's decision left important questions about what exactly that meant up in the air.

    Conservatives allege censorship
    While the justices tend to describe themselves as being apolitical, the court of Chief Justice John Roberts has shown a distinct preference for speech cases that concern conservative ideology, according to an empirical analysis conducted by researchers affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan.

    The analysis found that the justices on the court appointed by Republican presidents sided with conservative speech nearly 70 percent of the time. ...<<<
  2. Voluum