Social Media Expert Comments on Facebook Censorship
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland recently announced a settlement concerning open expression on the Facebook page of its governor, Larry Hogan. This stemmed from deleted comments made by a Maryland citizen which sparked a debate over free speech. For NBC News, Jennifer Grygiel touched upon this topic, and how it also pertains to critics of President Trump, and his ability to block users.
“The president is simply using a functionality [on Twitter] that is available to him,” Grygiel said. “So maybe instead, they turn off the blocking feature.” She suggests a function for public figures where they cannot block citizens.