“It’s been a very odd thing to watch as liberals, neocons and even outright communists have repeatedly said something akin to “freedom of speech doesn’t give you a platform” while one conservative and libertarian after another is kicked off various social media sites.
The same people who demanded that ma’ and pa’ Christian bakers who gross a few hundred thousand dollars a year must “bake the cake,” are sticking up for massive, multi-billion-dollar tech firms. Of course, this rampant hypocrisy doesn’t negate their argument. And libertarians are right (and consistent) to say that private firms have the right to discriminate based on political views. That being said, these tech firms wield enormous power, are not as private as many would believe and benefit from a very unique form of corporate welfare.”