Content control

Who’s responsible for content?  The First Amendment limits what the government can control.  But what are the limits on what speech a private party can control, and how they can control it?

“Facebook Focuses on Policing Content,” The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2018 B4. Facebook doubling the number of people reviewing and controlling content.

It might seem that you can either be a billboard, offering no more than a space for people to post whatever they want, or a “moderated space,” where you disallow some content and allow other content (and “rent” that content to others).  Once you start controlling content, do you then become accountable for what you do host/publish? And must you avoid putting your thumb on the scale, and offering some content preferential treatment?

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