Giant tech companies with deep pockets like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have a monopoly on content which gives them a monopoly on ideas too. So where do we draw the line when it comes to their ability to sway public opinion?
The internet is becoming a public utility, like our telephone lines, so is it time for government to regulate it?
The fact is, they can shut down whatever they want to with the click of a button based on their definition of controversial.
It’s a dangerous problem that encroaches on free speech.
But the problem won’t be solved with government regulation. Can you imagine what the web would look like if the Liberals were in charge?
Alternatively, free markets would create more choice, more supply, lower prices and improve service.
The best answer to this problem is the availability of more free speech based platforms and to let the market and consumers decide who wins.
What we need is more entrepreneurship from free speech advocates to give Big Internet a run for their money.