Twitter, the final holdout of the big tech companies, has finally banned Alex Jones and Infowars. But that isn’t what we are going to talk about today. I want to discuss what they are really doing when they ban people like Alex Jones from their platforms – They know better than you. It is truly silly to ban people from, especially, Twitter, because they have mute and block buttons already, why does the company have to go that extra mile and erase people? It makes no sense when you think of the “publisher” or “platform” problem they may soon face. if they are publishers, they are responsible for everything content creators make and push on their sites. So if someone tried to sue Twitter for something Alex Jones does, than Twitter would have to take responsibility and cover him under their legal umbrella. So, as a publisher, it would make sense if they ban Infowars. But as a platform, which is what Facebook, YouTube and Twitter claim to be, they are not there to police people and anything they do they are not responsible for. Which is the way it should be, but does that give them the right to ban Infowars? Absolutely, but it’s a mistake, they will lose the trust of people if they police content they disagree with, instead of letting us use the tools they give us, to either elevate them or block them. They do this, because they know better than you. Free speech needs to stay alive, and the big tech companies need to stay neutral, or our internet as we know it, is gone.