Big tech and social media are subsidized by the state and yet a lot of so call libertarians here are all ok with banning and censoring whoever….
So big tech and social media are subsidized by the government IE our tax money. A lot of tax money goes towards paying for laying down fiber optic cables, launching satellites and building server rooms. We are talking about tens of billions in government subsidies… In effect they have become the public forum of the modern age.
And yet a lot of so call libertarians here are okay with letting big tech companies banning and censoring who ever they want… Thats what I dont get…
They aren’t 100% private companies and are also becoming one of the primary ways of communication. Yes they are the public forums like during the ancient geeks…
I get the fact that we shouldn’t regulate big tech and social media. but to let them censor anything they deem “hate speech” is anti free speech.
If I have a business that’s subsidized by tax payers I have no right to favor one group of tax payers over another.
Can someone explain why so many supposed libertarians here who supposedly believe in free speech are okay with letting government subsidized companies censor whoever they want…? And favor certain groups over others…?
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