Nilay Patel, from The Verge:
That means the First Amendment only applies to the government, not private parties — as every kid eventually learns, your parents certainly don’t have to respect your right to free speech. “Most first-year law students don’t understand this point,” says Geoffrey Stone, a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School. “They think their employer can’t fire them because they criticized the president, and they’re wrong.”
It’s a fierce world out there.
So we’re living in a period of uneasy truce: people around the world are sharing their voices on the internet like never before in history, but they’re doing so under private censorship regimes equally unique in time.