22 November, 2021

We Need More of This

Senator Elizabeth Warren is sued for violating First Amendment over Amazon book censorship calls (reclaimthenet.org)

When politicians violate the First Amendment, we need to slap them down hard.

A lawsuit has been filed against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) because of a letter she sent to Amazon, accusing the Big Tech giant of “peddling misinformation.”

The lawsuit claims she violated the First Amendment by sending the letter.

In September, Sen. Warren sent a letter to Amazon accusing it of peddling misinformation by promoting books spreading “falsehoods” about COVID-19. She said that the retailer’s algorithms had been recommending books promoting what she thinks is the wrong type of treatment.

She’s basically telling Amazon what they can sell and promote. That is a clear First Amendment violation.

“This pattern and practice of misbehavior suggests that Amazon is either unwilling or unable to modify its business practices to prevent the spread of falsehoods or the sale of inappropriate products—an unethical, unacceptable, and potentially unlawful course of action from one of the nation’s largest retailers,” Warren wrote in the letter.

Hopefully the answer is “unwilling” and that they remain so, despite pressure from the government.

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