I still don't know why conservatives don't simply do this.
The really ridiculous part of the growing Col Schlichter wing of the conservative block is that, forgetting about the lack of principle, effectively they are saying we should trust THE GOVERNMENT (you know...the same people,who run the Dept of Motor Vehicles) to GET IT RIGHT on Google, FB etc. Uh huh.
As I've written previously, Trump will someday not be president and someday we will have a ghastly DNC apparatchik heading the Executive branch. When that President pushes to break up FR or Fox or Diamonds and Silk on antitrust grounds, I can sleep well knowing I didn't help contribute to the right-wing antitrust witch hunt. Oh, and FB and Amazon and Google will likely be like IBM at that time...a once-feared firm that is now still big but yesterday's news.
You really seem to have no understanding of social media and the way its being used to enslave you.
The one out to lunch on this issue is you and all the Bill Kristols of the GOP, holding their skirts up out of the mud and casting aspersions on Americans who realize there’s no winning this fight without getting dirty.
...alternative social media format that doesn’t engage in the kind of censorship...
It has morphed beyond social media. Now, they pressure banks to deny access. Banks own credit cards. Without a credit card, much of the goods and services on the Internet are not available.
This is not just free speech or the 1st Amendment. It is denial of the ability to participate in society and is the prelude to a Social Credit system.
People can be denied access to travel under Social Credit systems.
They can be denied the ability to purchase what they want and can afford, such as food that is deemed *unhealthy*.
How long before they can be denied the right to vote? Denied the right to an education? Denied the right to work in their chosen profession? Denied the right to procreate? Denied medical services?
THAT is where this is headed and while I understand the *private property* argument and agree with it, this is far and away beyond *private property*. THIS is July, 1983 and 1984 is six months away.
There is no right as a private corporation to create Untermenschen.