The Decentralists – Hot Topix: The D.C. Dumpster Fire

After months of President Trump riling up his base (mainly via Social Media)—a mob of Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. During the attack, the Vice President was evacuated, while Senators and Representatives had to take cover in the House chamber. 

As a consequence, Twitter, Facebook, and other Big Tech platforms decided to take matters into their own hands and ban Trump, as well as users who were supporting the attack. 

At the crux of this dumpster-fire is the issue of freedom of speech. 

How free is free speech?

Should corporations be arbiters of free speech?

Who should guarantee freedom of speech?