Next time you are asked if you are responsible for the speech of those using your platform, ask…

Difference being, phone company cannot be required to vet all communications taking place on its infrastructure, plus phone conversations typically one-to-one only and evanescent (once spoken, words vanish into thin air).

On a server like, illegal content resides potentially forever and reaches not just one person but potentially millions. If alerted to illegal content (incitement to violence, libel, copyright infringement, revenge/child pr0n, to give but a few examples) and they refuse to do anything about it, they are thereby complicit and can be held responsible, too.

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