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    Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court Will Soon Have to Address TechCensorship


    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas today outlined a detailed legal argument for why social media companies might need to be subject to strict rules forbidding them from denying service to users for any reason or no reason, including the possibility of designating them as common carriers — which would effectively eliminate their ability to ban or censor users for legal, First Amendment protected speech.

    Thomas outlined his opinion in a concurrence to reject a case that began under the Trump administration, challenging the President’s right to block users from his Twitter feed.

    However, Thomas indicated that the Supreme Court will soon have to address the issue of tech censorship.

    “We will soon have no choice but to address how our legal doctrines apply to highly concentrated, privately owned information infrastructure such as digital platforms” wrote Thomas.

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    Dotty Pringle
    Dotty Pringle
    1 year ago

    Wise words for the vetting of those who volunteer on local social platforms like Nextdoor:
    “And that’s where the energy comes from that drives people to abuse the little power they do have. Insecurity. Someone who feels small in their day-to-day life takes advantage of the rare time they have control. This person is either someone who craves a leadership position but can’t get it, Or someone who does have a leadership role and undermines their team because of their insecurity.
    Either way, people who can’t handle a tiny bit of power definitely shouldn’t be trusted with a lot.”

    Chris Cheehan
    1 year ago

    Or not. SCOTUS has demonstrated they only rule when the Press favors their involvement

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