Broke: censorship is fine because Twitter isnt part of the government.

Woke: censorship is fine because Twitter IS part of the government
With more nuance: all societies thought history have engaged in censorship to shape public discourse, shape culture, and yes, cover things up. It's a key power of state.

In America, we would do better by admitting that we manage public discourse with quasi-state power.
We need a national conversation on what the rules should be for censorship, to bring this incredibly dangerous power back under the purview of formal government.

The current informality just turns over a key power to political gangsters with no restraints.
This should be a key objective for whatever regime emerges from the present political chaos: bring informal state powers current delegated to corporations, criminals, and conspiracies back into the light of formality.
If the formal government leaves powers on the table, they don't go away, they get taken up by networks of NGOs at best, activists and corporations usually, and criminal cartels often.

These groups lack consistency, justice, and accountability.
The point of government is to take all the power lying around, which WILL be used, and organize it into a formal structure that has discipline, accountability, and justice.

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