The justice’s speculations on the possibilities for regulating social media platforms are already changing the tone of the debate on the political right—but he makes a weak argument.
Corbin Barthold is Internet Policy Counsel at TechFreedom, a think tank dedicated to technology law and policy. Corbin has also served as Senior Litigation Counsel at Washington Legal Foundation, a public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C., and as a partner at Browne George Ross LLC, a litigation boutique in Los Angeles. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has promised that Florida will soon enact “the most ambitious reforms yet proposed” for “holding ‘Big Tech’ accountable.” There’s just one problem: It’s unconstitutional.