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Letter: Writer has poor grasp of the First Amendment

A recent letter bemoans the fact that Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify removed Alex Jones from their sites and says that this is protected by the First Amendment. They warn that this could happen to each of us, too.

The writer clearly does not know that the First Amendment protects free speech but does not force any private company to publish or distribute anyone’s thoughts.

The above-mentioned companies removed Jones’ content because it violated the social media platforms’ hate speech policies. The First Amendment also does not protect lies.

Bob Zielinski

Grand Island

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