As the Fourth Estate, the press self-conceptualizes its role as holding society accountable.
As the Fifth Estate, social media is how society holds the press accountable.
Should tech companies accede to demands from their direct competitors (namely media companies) to censor millions of users?
Or should they stand for free speech?
But it’s also given a voice to billions. You can’t take that voice away. It’s like disenfranchising someone.
They may want to silence someone else, but they would not want to give up their own right.
Nor should it be taken away without good reason and due process.
End-to-end encryption and crypto will see to that. We’re just buying time till the cavalry comes.
You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. You won’t take away the voices newly gained by billions.
Because to be against technology is to be on the wrong side of history.