Social media companies shouldn’t be pressed into a common-carrier mold

The view in Washington appears to be that social media has become so important that it must come under government control. That this is a non sequitur seems lost on many.

For example, some members of the House and Senate have mistakenly pressured Big Tech to steepen the political tilt of its content moderation. The politicians apparently see themselves as protectors of truth, but in reality they know truth no better than anyone else. And the restrictions they seek would damage America’s political, cultural, and economic futures by diminishing people’s exposures to novel ideas and squashing innovations that challenge the status quo.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.