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Making sound and rational judgments requires diverse ideas being available. When large platforms censor free speech, it gets relegated to uncensored platforms which will necessarily comprise the groups eliminated from discourse.

Censorship is driven by pressure from the public against advertisers. If the public accepted free speech, platforms wouldn't censor, echo chambers would choke out, and the best ideas shine.

Bad ideas can only be challenged by tyranny and free discourse. Which would you rather have?

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