Heritage Expert Reacts to Social Media Censorship Case

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Heritage Expert Reacts to Social Media Censorship Case

Mar 18, 2024 1 min read

WASHINGTON—This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Murthy v. Missouri, a case concerning the government’s ability to instruct social media companies to censor certain content on their platforms. 

Daniel Cochrane, senior research associate in the Tech Policy Center at The Heritage Foundation, issued the following statement after the conclusion of today’s arguments:  

“Today’s arguments highlighted a troubling reality: Dominant tech platforms, government entities, and publicly funded organizations worked hand-in-glove to censor and manipulate public discourse around COVID-19 and the 2020 election. We urge the court to restrain the government’s part in this collusive attack on Americans’ fundamental freedoms and our elections.  

 

“But ultimately, Big Tech’s vast unchecked power over what we see and say online must be addressed. As the 2024 election approaches, courts and policymakers must act to prevent both Big Tech and big government from undermining differing political voices and ideas.” 

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