Supreme Court may start to hear free speech cases regarding social media
December 13, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz predicted Monday that the Supreme Court of the United States may start to hear free speech cases in regard to Big Tech and the government.
“Private companies have their own First Amendment right to censor,” Dershowitz said on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “But when you combine that with the government particularly trying to put the thumb on the scale, you get the worst of all possible worlds.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been making news recently for releasing “Twitter Files” about the previous leadership at the social media company and how they were involved in censoring stories and people, such as the Hunter Biden laptop story.
“I think we have to have some lawsuits, perhaps some congressional hearings, about the entire issue of the relationship between government actors and the private sector — particularly when the private sector determines what people can see and hear in so many cases today,” Dershowitz said.