So much for the First Amendment. That’s your solution?

The problem with Facebook isn’t political posts or partisan ads: it’s the imposition of corporate censorship. The danger is a global social media conglomerate using it’s position to control content and dictate what material will get through. That’s all perfectly legitimate some say: it’s capitalism at work. Or is it?

It’s more like ATT listening in on your phone call and then disconnecting it if you said something they didn’t like. Only ATT, an actual monopoly, recognized it was a communications conduit, and that the American public would not stand for such overt restrictions.

We need to regulate Facebook not to restrict what people can post, not to limit political content, but to make it guarantee open fair access to their communications network. The only requirement might be to post the geo code of the source of the post so users can spot obvious imposters.

Obviously this should not prevent Facebook or any other social media site from restricting content for particular groups of users who opt in for an explicit set of standards. For example, pornography would not be allowed on a kids channel.

The philosophy should be to let users themselves restrict content and let them block those who post offensive material.

Mathematician, Statistician, Businessman, and Academic. Student of history, poli sci , and the Bible.

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