Facebook must stop President Trump from “mislead[ing] the American people,” says the Democratic National Committee. Demands from Democrats that social media platforms “fact-check” or otherwise censor political ads and posts are rapidly accelerating this fall and having an impact. Twitter responded two weeks ago by banning political ads altogether.
These attacks on free speech from the left are chilling but sadly predictable. What's surprising is that more and more conservatives are calling for top-down intervention — by the government no less — into social media content.