Well not exactly. A real estate company can't say, "I won't sell or rent a house to you because you're a minority." An ice cream shop can't say, "I won't sell ice cream to you because you're a Muslim." So you see? There are restraints for the overall purpose of making things more fair. The fact that three major monopolistic companies would eliminate Parler concerns me more than Trump being banned on Twitter. We've got a real problem here, even if we say private businesses can do whatever they won't. Another thing is, because Twitter is supposed to be a neutral platform rather than a publisher, they are free from certain liabilities that other businesses are subject to. Yet they are not neutral platforms. The booting of more than 70,000 conversative accounts proves this. Now personally, I think we are better off without Trump's tweets and he would probably have been better off as President if he had been banned from Twitter from Day One. But it all sets a dangerous precedent.

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