For John, BLUF: Freedom of speech means the Government can't shut you down. It is not a promise of private companies publishing whatever you produce. Nothing to see here; just move along.
So that is the Tweet from Ben Shapiro.
Here is the original Tweet, from Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT):
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
So, yes, the First Amendment is about the Government. So Facebook or some other Internet organization can dump Mr Alex Jones and his InfoWars any time it wants.
However, for Congress to mandate it would be to violently violate the First Amendment.
The other thing is, for a member of a party that uses terms like Hitler and Nazi to describe the leaders of the other major political party to then talk about "hate and lies" and tearing "our nation apart" is the height of hypocrisy.
Shame Senator Murphy, Shame!
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff