Big Tech Platforms are NOT Speakers, Editors, or Owners of their users’ Speech and Relationships. The covert Big Tech manipulation of users’ speech is hard to notice, much less to understand. Thus, it does not have even “sufficient communicative elements to bring the First Amendment into play” (Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 404 (1989)).
Also, Big Tech Platforms are state actors.
Original: Nov 16, 2022. Added the new brief: April 27, 2023.