What’s Bad for the Goose is Bad for the Gander: Censorship Is Harmful Whether Done by the Government or Private Industry

4 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2021

Date Written: March 2021

Abstract

This concise piece makes a strong argument for how the principles behind governmental free speech protections are also applicable to private entities. Therefore, while it is legally permissible for organizations such as Amazon and Facebook to engage in censorship, it is generally a bad idea.

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, What’s Bad for the Goose is Bad for the Gander: Censorship Is Harmful Whether Done by the Government or Private Industry (March 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3800427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3800427

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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