A grassroots movement is forming among supporters of President Donald Trump to stop big tech companies from censoring legal speech.
Using the hashtag #ProtectDigitalSpeech, concerned citizens are demanding that the power to block lawful content should be left to individual users instead of Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey.
A White House petition started by political commentator and lawyer Will Chamberlain is specifically requesting that Congress pass legislation prohibiting social media platforms from banning users for First Amendment-protected speech.
“The internet is the modern public square. It is where political campaigns are fought and won, where journalism is created and distributed, and where grassroots movements are born. Yet, the free and open internet has become a controlled, censored space, monopolized by a few unaccountable corporations,” Chamberlain’s petition reads.