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Where do you place the line that differentiates a government from a very powerful "private" individual? (or congregation of individuals).



To those downvoting, the above is a honest question. If a powerful group has significant control over public speech (say Google and Facebook-like power), why shouldn't we be wary of their power to censor their opponents?

Merely because they don't (directly) have the power of law behind them, doesn't make them less dangerous than a government.




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