I'm a tad confused by Merkell's and some others position on the Trump Twitter ban.
Yep, I get (and share) the concern about the power and control a few companies have over both our data and our communications.
However what they seem to be saying is that Tech's should not have the ability to limit free speech [edit/addition for clarity : when it morphs into hate speech, incitement to violence etc] this should be done through legislation.
But legislation wouldn't actually control free speech, it would merely define the parameters for which free speech would need to be limited. It would still be down to the tech companies to define and implement the mechanisms.
How are they supposed to deal with repeat offenders? Algorithms will only go so far, so will not always catch content, so surely the net result would be the same, the only sure way would be to ban people who showed blatant disregard for the Ts and Cs, legislation etc?
Am I missing something?