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Facebook Isn’t Broken. Government Shouldn’t ‘Fix’ It.

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Using government power to control Facebook is a bad idea. Casey Mattox writes:

In an Oct. 17 speech at Georgetown University, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg committed Facebook to defending free expression, pledging that all members of its new appeals board will “each hold free expression as their paramount value.”

Pushing back on demands for more censorship on his platform, Zuckerberg said, “You can’t impose tolerance top-down.” But that fact is not stopping some members of Congress—in both parties—from trying.

While the concerns that motivate the two parties are different, the so-called solutions to the alleged problems posed by Facebook and other social media sites that have been proposed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., aren’t all that different: Regulate Facebook or break it up.

[Casey Mattox, "Facebook Isn’t Broken. Government Shouldn’t ‘Fix’ It.," The Daily Signal, October 24]

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