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Do Tech Companies Really Support Free Speech? – Pacific Standard

Tech companies are companies first, and their politics shift to best serve their business. For platforms like Facebook and Google, “free speech” protection is only a central principle when and where it is convenient. And even when it does serve their profit models, it is arguably doing so at the expense of the modern press, the work of cartoonists and other image-makers, and the actual making of “free” speech online.

Pacific Standard article on why tech companies only support free speech when it benefits their profits and not their users.