When esteemed physicians and epidemiologists like Risch and the group from America’s Frontline Doctors offer their medical judgments that challenge the current wisdom, should those medical judgments be deleted from the debate by social media elites? Is that how science advances, by squelching discussion of important subjects? And this isn’t the first time social media has played the arbiter of what people hear from doctors during the pandemic.
That’s why calls for
the FCC to begin regulating social media platforms may be in the public
interest. With that much control over what the public sees and hears, the
social media giants have become monopolies who do not merely host the debate
but tilt it in one direction. And that’s not right.