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Why does it not violate the first ammendment for the White House and FBI tell social media platforms who to ban?

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Why does it not violate the first ammendment (sic) for the White House and FBI tell social media platforms who to ban?​

The Constitution only prohibits Congress from making laws controlling speech. Otherwise, it isn't unconstitutional until it is brought before a court.
 

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You mean like when the government told social media to ban Alex Jones?

Quit pretending you're too stupid to understand the issue here.
Tell me how the government forced social media to do anything. Be specific.
 

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This is a direct violation of the first ammendment.

It is Unconstitutional for the federal government to tell any private companies who to censor.

Yes it is.
 
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you don’t but the issue is when the state tells the social media outlet what to suppress
The government has free speech too. They can tell anyone to do anything or face whatever consequences they can legally bring to bear. You really don't have to like it but that's how it is. The government can absolutely pressure social media companies to clean up their acts in the name of the public good.
 

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The government has free speech too. They can tell anyone to do anything or face whatever consequences they can legally bring to bear. You really don't have to like it but that's how it is. The government can absolutely pressure social media companies to clean up their acts in the name of the public good.
No they can't, turd. The government does not have freedom of speech.
 

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The government has free speech too.
No. It doesn't. Not the "free speech" afforded by the Constitution.
The government can absolutely pressure social media companies to clean up their acts in the name of the public good.
No. "Pressuring" is coercing.
 

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The title says the government forced them but does not explain how such force was applied.

It’s a fantasy.
They cooperated, of course, because they are prog douchebags. However, the government violated the First Amendment by colluding with them.
 

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No. It doesn't. Not the "free speech" afforded by the Constitution.

No. "Pressuring" is coercing.
Regulating corporations is entirely coercive because they never willingly walk away from a profit no matter how dirty or exploitative.
 
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Zuckerberg admitted the FBI came to Facebook and told them what to censor.

Jen Psaki said they meet regularly with tech companies to tell them who to ban.

Where ya been?
 

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