The social media platforms aren’t monopolies. If you don’t like Facebook or Twitter, you can go to Minds, MeWe, Diaspora, Mastodon, Gab, Discord, et al.

The state, however, IS a monopoly.

Arguments in favor of state regulation of social media platforms aren’t arguments against monopolies. They’re arguments in favor of extending a monopoly’s reach into new markets. 

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER