Courts to Government Officials: Stop Censoring on Social Media.

Posted on May 14, 2019 7:21 pm

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By Camille Fischer

The Internet, and social media in particular, is uniquely designed to promote free expression, so much so that the Supreme Court has recognized social media as the “most important places” for speech and sharing viewpoints. Like most of us. government agencies and officials have created social media profiles and use them to connect directly with people at a scale previously unheard of. But some public officials, by silencing critics, are using these pages as a tool of censorship rather than a tool of governance.

Thankfully, courts are stepping in to make sure that long-established protections for speech