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Stelter on CNN Going After Fox’s Cable Carriers: ‘Reducing a Liar’s Reach’ Is Not the Same as ‘Being Anti-Free Speech’

‘Freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach’


STELTER: “And Tucker Carlson is telling viewers that this network, CNN, is trying to force Fox News off the air, which is patently false. It is predictable as the sunrise. Democrats win elections and Republicans say they are being silenced. While some cry cancel culture, let me suggest a different way to think about this, a harm reduction model. Most people want clean air and blue skies and accurate news and rational news. In that healthy environment that looks beautiful, then we can have fights about taxes and regulation and health care and all the rest. Disinformation about, let’s say, the pandemic is unhealthy. It’s harmful. How can that harm be reduced? Big tech platforms say they are removing lies about vaccines and stamping out stop the steel B.S. And Qanon content. Do these private companies have too much power? Many people would say sure. But reducing a liar’s reach is not the same as sensors freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach. Now, Mark Zuckerberg seems to agree. He’s punching to depoliticize face boork. He says one of the top pieces of feedback we’re hearing from our community is that people don’t want politics and fighting to take over their experience on our services. Well, he’s several years too late. But that is a real issue and he wants to now try to clean up Facebook.
>> But this is bigger than Facebook. This harm happens all over the

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