Big Tech is Trying to Cancel Local News
July 28, 2022
Facebook and Google have become the de facto regulators of news and speech – deciding what content people see and when.
Their dominating control over how we communicate has serious implications for Freedom of Press and our broader rights under the First Amendment.
To be sure, the First Amendment provisions on speech and press do not apply to private entities like Big Tech companies; they are only limitations placed on the government. But the Founders could not have envisioned a future in which the distribution of nearly all news and information would be controlled by two private entities...