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SCOTUS can end big tech tyranny – and should

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On Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas announced that the Supreme Court soon will have to put an end to big common“>tech tyranny.

He cited the ‘glaring’ problem of social media platforms like Facebook and Google wielding unlimited power to censor users whose views they don’t like.

These tech giants, he argued, ought to be regulated like ‘common carriers,’ which are legally required to serve all customers.

Thomas’ opinion offers hope at a time when Democrats controlling Congress are demanding tech giants do more censoring, not less.

Critics sued, claiming the president‘s Twitter account is a public forum.

Thomas concurred, and agreed with a lower court ruling that Trump violated his critics’ First Amendment right to be heard.

But Thomas said ‘the more glaring concern’ is not what Trump did to a few critics.

It’s the power of tech giants to censor or ban users entirely, even a president.

Thomas expressed astonishment that Facebook and Google are permitted to remove an account ‘at any time for any or no reason.

Big tech’s defenders argue that because they’re private companies, they’re free to censor.

But Thomas says it’s past time for the Court to get tech savvy.

Thomas doesn’t see big tech tyranny being solved by competition, as newer companies emerge.

When Parler offered a censorship-free platform, big tech united to crush it.

Some hailed Thomas’ opinion as ‘an invitation to Congress to declare Twitter, Facebook, and similar companies common carriers.

A staggering 14 of his picks to serve during the transition or in his new government are Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon recruits, according to a Daily Caller tally.

Biden probably owes his presidency, in part, to big tech.

‘ Facebook buried it, and Twitter locked the Post‘s account entirely.

Now, with Democrats in power, there’s no chance lawmakers will classify tech companies as common carriers.

Last week, Lara Trump posted an interview with the former president on Facebook.


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