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Trisha Meyer
Wed, 13/01/2021 - 10:25
@Marie Lamensch: companies can indeed suspend services, based on their terms and conditions. My issue is not so much with their role in moderating content and accounts, but with the inconsistent and knee-jerk reactions to controversial political speech. The platforms' recent bans have only added fuel to the fire of those who feel alienated. These platforms that have become the soapboxes/megaphones of the 21st century, which comes with responsibility. And thus we need transparency, accountability and robust appeal mechanisms. If we can agree on this point, then the next is to discuss what the best procedure to making such decisions on speech might be.