Opinion | When social media monopolies prey on freedom of expression
The biases of internet platforms are better fixed by market dynamics than by state intervention
US President Donald Trump has reportedly drafted an executive order that could put the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of shaping how companies, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, curate what appears on their websites. Under existing US law, internet companies are mostly free to handle content as they see fit. They qualify for broad legal immunity when they suppress or take down objectionable content, at least when they are acting “in good faith".