Free Speech is a Value, not a Right

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Free speech is a value, not a right. Understanding this distinction sheds light on the various debates in the culture war — who social media platforms should ban, the role of the First Amendment, and cancel culture. It’s true that companies like Twitter and Facebook have the moral right to allow whoever they like on their platforms. In that sense, customers do not have some immutable right to say whatever they please, but…