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The right and wrong of #Twitterpurge

Over at Hot Air, I write how First Amendment advocates can be in a bind over the #TwitterPurge. Here’s how I explain it.

The suspensions can put people who believe in absolute free speech into a bit of a bind. The social media giant’s rules are anti-freedom and censorship, but Twitter has every right to enact them because they’re a private company. It falls under the category of freedom of association aka “right of the people peaceably to assemble,” in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Twitter, much like GoDaddy and Google, who decided they’d had enough of a neo-Nazi website and punted them, can tell certain users to take a powder and not come back.

The question is, should they?

Read the rest here.

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