Regulate Social Media?
In a response to a concerned constituent, senator Tammy Baldwin hinted at the possibility of congress debating whether or not to regulate social media because of all the de-platforming and censorship that has been happening.
In the letter that the concerned constituent wrote, he talked about Sarah Jeong and the double standard, how our cable companies and gas companies are private but yet they can not ban you, and how the internet and especially social media has become the number one host of almost all modern day communication
Tammy Baldwin of course is heading into a major election in Wisconsin for the senate in 2018 against Leah Vukmir, so she definitely would like to keep her constituents happy in a state that Trump won, so her response was likely tailored around that. Nonetheless, he received this response…
Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about political censorship on social media. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.
I believe maintaining free and open media is vital for the health of our country and our democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” The founders realized that democracy cannot exist in a nation with a government that restricts or limits the speech and expression of its people.
Freedom of speech is one of the most treasured liberties that we have as Americans, and one that we hold as vital to the success and progress of our nation. Please be assured that your thoughts will inform my views as Congress continues to debate the regulation of social media companies.
Once again, thank you for contacting my office. It is important for me to hear from the people of Wisconsin on the issues, thoughts and concerns that matter most to you. If I can be of further assistance, please visit my website at www.baldwin.senate.gov for information on how to contact my office.
United States Senator