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How to Prevent Social Media’s Editorial Role From Becoming Censorship of Speech

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While you can quibble with the details, the social platforms did the right thing in initially limiting the distribution of last week’s New York Post article on Hunter Biden.

As others have noted, in the wake of the 2016 election, platforms like Facebook and Twitter were forced to make certain commitments to increasing moderation of content. While both companies handled some elements of the moderation rollout inelegantly, in limiting publication of the Post’s dubious article they lived up to those promises.

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