Really a very simple question. Paypal, YouTube, Apple, Google, Twitter, etc. etc. have “de-platformed” Alex Jones InfoWars, and dozens of other Right Leaning sites and voices for “hate”.
Yet Antifa and a host of other Leftist sites openly attack (both verbally and physically) Trump and his supporters with some of the most extreme hate and verbal abuse; yet no deplatforming happens.
So my question is pretty simple: Can folks “on the right” bring a class action or RICO suit against those organizations for only applying their “hate” rules one way? All those folks burning MAGA hats and bragging about it on FaceBook, all those Antifa folks proudly showing their desire to “Punch a Nazi” (by which they mean punch anyone not a communist); yet their Facebook pages and YouTube accounts are not taken down. If “punch someone” is not “hate”, what is? Then there is Maxine Waters openly advocating accosting people in public and hounding them from public spaces. Were Maxine white and the folks being hounded from the restaurant black, would that not be a “hate crime”? Is NOT applying the “hate” metric to what Maxine did itself racist, hateful, bigoted, and unjust?
If “hate” is the new “root password” to social ostracism, then there’s a whole lot of miles to go on shutting down the hateful sites on the Left…