There’s never been free speech on social media

Image: Tyler Merbler / Flickr (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

In the immediate aftermath of the insurrection at the Capitol Building, every major social media platform in the United States decided to ban outgoing US President Donald J. Trump. These decisions were made in part — but only in part — because of Trump’s alleged role in instigating the violence that rocked the Capitol building.

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