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Justice Thomas argues for making Facebook, Twitter and Google utilities

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Justice Thomas argues for making Facebook, Twitter and Google utilities

Photo caption: Justice Thomas argues that Twitter’s recent ban of the @realdonaldtrump account suggests that it’s platforms themselves, not the government officials on them, that hold all the power. | Photographer: Al Drago / Bloomberg via Getty Images. Article by . Protocol –

Last fall, Justice Clarence Thomas argued that it was time to rein in Section 230 immunity. Now, Justice Thomas is laying out an argument for why companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google should be regulated as utilities.

On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling in finding that President Trump had acted unconstitutionally by blocking people on Twitter. That case, which the justices deemed moot, hinged on the idea that the @realdonaldtrump account was a public forum […]

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