This week Facebook banned several people from their website, including Alex Jones, Paul Thomas Watson, Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan. This move from the social media giant has set off quite the debate on free speech and censorship.
Now, Facebook being a private company has every right to ban those individuals for any reason they see fit. But Facebook having the right to ban them isn’t really the issue, it’s a much more broader issue of free speech and the First Amendment.
Essentially, it’s the whole slippery slope argument, if society deems their voices and opinions to be offensive and unworthy to be heard, where exactly does it stop?
Don’t we always want more debate and not less? Isn’t it better for society to be exposed to more ideas and speech and not less?
Apparently, CNN contributor Ana Navarro doesn’t want to or can’t handle ideas and voices that she finds uncomfortable. She completely advocated for the ban on “The View,” saying “I have no issue with it at all. I want them shut down. I want them silenced. I want them muted.”