Our current crisis will not be good for free speech. Classical liberals may regret anyone suppressing speech even when justified. However, private moderators can legitimately suppress speech on social media.
It may be that the proposition “money buys elections” was never really an empirical hypothesis. If so, it cannot be refuted by facts. This belief may just be part and parcel of populism, a pathological aspect of popular government.
Facebook expects to set up its Oversight Board for content moderation by the end of the year. What kind of individuals should be selected? By that I mean: what should be their background and qualifications for service?