Allen Farrington writing on Quillette (Jan 20, 2021):
[…] A simpler thesis would be that the reason so much of “Big Tech” spontaneously coordinated [to censor] as it did was a political calculus aimed at avoiding onerous regulation by currying favour with the incoming administration.
[…] For years, Zuckerberg has begged Congress to craft a set of rules for him to follow concerning online speech. Among tech executives, he is not alone in his discomfort with shouldering responsibilities that seem to border on governance
- The U.S. Government’s Vast New Privatized Censorship Regime (via HN)
- The Twitter Files (Dec, 2022)