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Abridging the Freedom of Speech ➝

From the United States Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

If a government entity requests that legal content be removed from a social network, that’s a violation of the first amendment, right? And given the key word “abridging” in the amendment, wouldn’t it also be a violation if a government entity requested that legal content be hidden or otherwise down-ranked within the service’s algorithm?

➝ Source: constitution.congress.gov