Dangerous weapons should not be in the hands of the mentally unstable or those with records of usage that causes harm to others. This includes social media platforms where misinformation has led American democracy down a landmine-filled path, endangering its very existence. The decision by Facebook’s oversight board to keep intact the suspension of Donald Trump’s privilege (not right) to use its platform is consistent with current law.

Critics, including the ex-President himself, ironically have used their First Amendment rights to claim that their First Amendment rights are being violated. In part, this criticism rests on the improper notion that…

Joseph Russomanno, Ph.D.

Professor at Arizona State University.

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