2021 Feb 21, 8:24am
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while the First Amendment does not apply to voluntary choices made by a private company about what speech to allow or prohibit, it does bar the U.S. Government from coercing or threatening such companies to censor. In other words, Congress violates the First Amendment when it attempts to require private companies to impose viewpoint-based speech restrictions which the government itself would be constitutionally barred from imposing.
the impetus was “falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine” and “debunked claims of election fraud.”