Conservatives should resist the urge to regulate Big Tech

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Nearly every day there seems to be another story that demonstrates that Big Tech is biased against conservatives. Recently, we saw the “lifetime” ban of conservative pundit Jesse Kelly from Twitter—which lasted just a couple of days. As a result, more and more conservatives are talking openly about using antitrust law to break up or regulate Google or Facebook or even Amazon. This would be a huge mistake, and a repudiation of conservative principles, for several reasons.

First, it would undermine the right to free speech. The first words of the First Amendment are “Congress shall make no law” for a reason. Conservatives believe in Constitutional rights as negative rights, not positive rights. That means that rights are defined by freedom from government interference rather than a declaration that government shall guarantee any given right.

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