Invoking the First Amendment in content moderation debates is just good marketing for lax content moderation
This is an excellent and thoughtful summary. Well worth the sub. Only one part missing — evaluating the trade offs of structurally limiting virality, which is both necessary for platforms to sustain business models built on targeted advertising, and also the main reason why platforms’ content moderation policies are broader than First Amendment doctrine (because it amplifies the most divisive speech). It’s a tough question, especially because the utility of social media in representing minority viewpoints often depends on virality.