…it speech, but we can insist on laws that extend libel to maliciously not retracting false stories. All speech is not protected; the classic example is falsely yelling “fire” in a crowded movie theater. It is an apt analogy for false information on the internet. You don’t have time to verify someone yelling “fire” and today’s internet is like a big huge movie theater. If you know a story you posted is false and repeat it or don’t retract it out of malice, you should be held accountable.