Twitter Bans Don’t Violate the Freedom of Speech

With a renewed focus on the freedom of speech in the wake of the capitol insurrection and Donald Trump’s subsequent permanent ban from Twitter, I felt it important to get some thoughts out on the subject. It’s a complicated topic, and one that the Right often uses as a defense for terrible behavior. By this I mean, the Right often falls back on the first amendment as a crutch.

First, and perhaps most importantly, Twitter and the other platforms aren’t the government, they’re businesses. They don’t have to adhere so ardently to the first amendment…