The problem is these platforms are becoming DE FACTO speech platforms to the point that either they need to start developing common carrier rulesets, or we need to develop other comms platforms that people can easily join and communicate on. I am not comfortable ceding THIS much speech to a EULA alone. These platforms are used ALOT, its time we start thinking about enforcing The First a little harder when you are reaching so many minds. Information is becoming far too malleable, which is one of the key take-aways of Orwell's 1984. I dont invoke Orwell often, but im seeing speech shaping occurring daily now.
I uploaded a short clip of the green mile to FB the other day to make a point to a friend , and as soon as it finished uploading, FB said it was blocked on copyright grounds, automatically. I was trying to show the scene in Green Mile where Percy is gloating over a dead prisoner, and Brutal viciously scolds him saying 'leave him alone, hes paid what he owed. Hes square with the house again'. Its a 20 seconds clip out of a 3 hour movie... that kind of heavy handedness is ridiculously over the top and stifled a conversation i was having with a friend.. Is that clip really a threat to anyone's revenue? Its time for new conversation about how far these platforms can stifle speech or if we need to legally limit their scope.