On Social Media

I can’t for the life of me figure out why or how social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have any obligation to ensure that government elections remain “pure” or unadulterated. Where do governments get off complaining that social media platforms are being used to interfere in their elections? Do Ford Motor Company or Walmart or Bank of America or Ebay have any such obligation? It sounds to me like government has a problem with election integrity, and they’re trying to find someone else to blame. Surprise, surprise. Government failure is rarely the fault of government actors, or so we’re supposed to believe. Totally ridiculous, and that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 year ago

Zuckerberg and Dorsey gladly use their success (and government-favored status) as a tool of political/social engineering. Naturally, with the encouragement of certain vectors of government. And so it goes.

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 year ago

Good point, but they were also growing. Taking actions like that before you’re powerful enough to not give a fuck can be fatal.