"To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned,
into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read,
what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy
the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries."
Virginia Woolf
(1882-1941) English writer, modernist author
The Moment and Other Essays, 1948
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 -- KS     
    And yet that is exactly what so many of the radical right are doing to us today...
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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     -- P.M.      
     -- Anonymous, Raleigh, NC      
    Welcome to PC Amerika with free speech zones.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Reston, wherever the Left has the power to censor, they do.

    Using social media to affect 'social change' is the new racket.

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter (all liberal-owned and operated) are regularly 'caught' censoring articles, memes, posts that challenge the sacred cows of the Left -- and claim technical difficulties when shown the evidence. Who knows what is censored that isn't caught? But hey these are private companies that can do whatever they want, right? That's a lot of power -- imagine if Twitter and Facebook banned Trump (like they have banned many others with less political power)? What if they banned Hillary or the NRA or ACLU? None have any 'right' to a Facebook account. And does Facebook hold patents that prevent a rival Facebook from even entering the market? What about Google? Or Youtube? Where can you go to find search results that are not censored or worse -- propaganda?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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