• There's a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter 'platforms' - and it took Trump for us to see it

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The so-called deplatforming of Donald Trump has provoked misguided cries of censorship and injustice.
    Thinking about powerful, for-profit corporations like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon as platforms is a fundamental misconception that lets the companies off the hook.
    These internet services are publishers and they have a right, and a duty, to exercise judgment.
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