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Facebook Needs Government Oversight

Dec 31, 2018 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “How Facebook Controls What World Can Say” (front page, Dec. 28):

Although Facebook likes to portray itself as a neutral platform that passively mirrors the world, your article shows that Facebook exerts control over the words the world speaks. Facebook’s decisions about what people should be allowed to post are not only arbitrary, but also capricious and self-serving. No institution, particularly one that bears on democratic speech and governance, should exer...