“Did President Trump’s Ban from Twitter Violate Free Speech? The experts say not exactly.”
Shubha Ghosh, the Crandall Melvin Professor of Law in the College of Law, was quoted in the Katie Couric Media piece “Did President Trump’s Ban from Twitter Violate Free Speech? The experts say not exactly.” Ghosh, an expert in antitrust law, says that private companies, no matter how large, do not have to adhere to the First Amendment because it protects people from the silencing of the government, not from private industry. Gosh says “it’s no different than any other private business refusing service to somebody,” in that private businesses are within their rights to not serve people if they are acting in unruly or destructive manners.