Facebook is suspending user accounts that question the official narrative behind the Sandy Hook school massacre, following a warning by Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance that “misinformation” posted on social media sites could result in prosecution. [more]
Now, look, I have no problem at all when a private company enforces their content policy or even skews information to support their own view of the world. After all, the service is their property; and it’s a free country. Jackassery of that sort can be fought by free speech and market choice.
However … (and this is a biiig “however”)
when that censorship is done at the behest of a government or under threat by a government,
well, now we have a problem.
(What? Yeah, scratch a ProgState, find a police state.)