Social media companies advertise themselves as "platforms," but does the law agree? And if not, what does this mean for the future of social media?
Maybe it came in the form of racism or sexism, such as in the cases of Roseanne Barr, Quinn Norton, or Sarah Jeong. Maybe it was someone whose jokes were too foul, such as former Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn. Maybe it was even the President of the United States and his alleged description of the country of Haiti. No matter what your political or ideological beliefs, chances are that some figure or topic in the recent news will have confirmed it for you: there are certain things that we simply cannot say. But should we not be allowed to use this kind of language? Should any language or topic that could be considered too grotesque or dangerous be…