Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The Twitter board officially approves the sale to the world’s richest man, and the media responds by arguing openly for censorship, turning recently held positions regarding free speech upside down, claiming free speech is racist, and pretending there is transparency in the current social media content moderation regime. Sometimes, you think the media simply has… Continue reading Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

The NYC subway shooter’s social media profile revealed hundreds of anti-racist and other disturbing rants, where he argued the races should be separated and asked “black Jesus” to kill all white people.  The media, however, thinks he’s anti-black, and no one has even bothered to ask how these inflammatory, racist posts made it past the… Continue reading The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Twitter’s new CEO isn’t concerned about free speech and plans to restrict content sharing, Facebook is clamoring for government regulation in the name of public safety, and there are increasing calls to break up Big Tech, but is any of this necessary when illegal activity is already illegal?  Otherwise, our focus should be the First… Continue reading A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment