Big Tech’s Challenge of Regulating Free Speech

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Interest in Alex Jones after purged on major tech platforms vs. Don Lemon’s LeBron James interview

Tech companies have a complex problem – how to decide what content to allowed on their platforms?

When Alex Jones was removed from 5 digital platforms, within 24 hours on August 6th and 7th, it raised a big question on how exactly big tech firms evaluate and interpret their community guidelines.

Some experts say that this now opens big tech into an infinitly complex realm of content evaluation that will be extremely exhaustive on resources tasked with reviewing the plethora of content being uploaded to their platforms every day.

After big tech firms removed Alex Jones from their platforms on August 7th, the search volume and downloads for Infowars Official app increased a lot, putting it into the top 5 news apps on the App Store.