Regarding adoption of First Amendment common law — as opposed to each platform’s “improvised” rules — it’s nowhere near that easy, because…

  1. these instances are infinitely unique & highly subjective
  2. common law hasn’t caught-up with the internet age yet
  3. transparency engenders gaming-the-system & toeing-the-line

The legal precedent for First Amendment proceedings isn’t equipped to handle the volumes these internet platforms manage. Preexisting law requires a careful, time-consuming, resource-intensive legal process that don’t scale — think of trials in courtrooms.

With caveats, I generally agree about the principle of social media platforms making their user banning proceedings public. Sure, such openness regarding appeals and outcomes is a means of quality control, assuring consistency.

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