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Dershowitz: YouTube, Twitter Are ‘Partisan Political’ Tools

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Dershowitz: YouTube, Twitter Are ‘Partisan Political’ Tools


Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Twitter and YouTube, and other legacy tech companies are “partisan political tools” and should not be protected under Section 230. “YouTube is no longer a platform, and Twitter is no longer a platform,” said Dershowitz on his podcast Tuesday. “It’s a partisan political tool that can be used for purposes that were unintended by Section 230, and section 230 must be amended, or at least interpreted not to apply to platforms that censor.” He noted that YouTube, Twitter, and other tech companies have engaged in inconsistent applications of their own terms of service. “You have to ask yourself, why do [YouTube and Twitter] allow other things to go on, blatant lies, falsehoods defamations, bigotry of every kind, on [their platforms]?” asked Dershowitz. “Doesn’t that send a mixed message?” Dershowitz noted that these firms are waging a dangerous war on free speech. Dershowitz added: …

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