A new ruling says Twitter and Facebook are not “common carriers" and thus cannot be forced to carry politicians' messages.
Social Media Common Carrier
Understanding the scope of Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid.
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The law forces social media firms to host and promote speech they oppose, and would set a dangerous precedent if upheld by the courts..
The first will be with Jane Bambauer, Ash Bhagwat, Christopher Yoo, and me, this Tuesday at noon Pacific.
The rationales for doing so are weak, and would create a dangerous slippery slope, if accepted.
I'm serializing my new Social Media Platforms as Common Carriers? article, forthcoming in the Journal of Free Speech Law.