New York Times: Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak

New York Times: Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak. “The First Amendment protects our right to use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the Supreme Court declared last week. That decision, which overturned a North Carolina law barring sex offenders from social networks, called social media ‘the modern public square’ and ‘one of the most important places’ for the exchange of views. The holding is a reminder of the enormous role such networks play in our speech, our access to information and, consequently, our democracy. But while the government cannot block people from social media, these private platforms can.”