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Aug. 3, 2021

Government flagging social media to be removed, In Talks with carriers to monitor SMS messages

A few episodes we talked about how Facebook, Twitter, etc can choose to enforce their policies how they see fit and that by doing this this did not come afoul of the first amendment. Well in July this started to change as the White House admitted that their officials have started to flag material for social media to remove - which is a change in the protocol of the social media companies no longer deciding on what to keep and remove, but instead is now taking it's ques directly from the government. It was also reported that the White House is in talks with carriers to prevent the spreading of misinformation about the Covid Vaccine through SMS messages - something that should be concerning. Of course this has been walked back a little but to what extent?

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