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One of the more polarizing political issues of 2021 was when social media platforms like Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump from their platforms. As the law stands, most experts agree that the First Amendment does not restrict online social media platforms from exercising broad discretion to censor content or individuals. However, even if social media platforms have a right to unilaterally ban users from their platforms, should they? More importantly, should we let them? In this article, Patrick Ganninger explores these important questions.
Free Speech, First Amendment, Donald Trump, Twitter, Permanent Suspension, Twitter Ban, Social Media
Ganninger, Patrick, "Freedom of Tweets: The Role of Social Media in a Marketplace of Ideas" (2021). SLU Law Journal Online. 63.