GUNTER: Social media bans show free speech isn’t easy

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As a public broadcaster, the CBC actually has a greater obligation to carry far-right messages than Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube do. The same goes for any publicly funded university. Both public broadcasters and publicly funded universities thrive on tax dollars. Therefore, all taxpayers have the right to see their views aired or taught (or at the very least debated respectfully) on the airwaves and at the institutions they were forced to pay for. On the other hand, social media platforms are private companies. They may choose who may and may not post to their services, because they risk bankruptcy if they become too restrictive.