We are extending an open invitation to President Donald Trump to try our new platform because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) protects our right to let people like Trump post almost anything. As providers of interactive computer services Twitter and Facebook were not responsible for anything Donald Trump said on their platforms. We are also a provider of an interactive computer service and we welcome all views including his. One of the reasons for developing Post Almost Anything is to provide people with an alternative to popular platforms like the ones that have banned Trump. We believe that it is not our job to police what people say on our platform and that means people like Trump can use our platform for anything unless we become aware that it violates the law and decide that doing something about it is worth our time.
We have said before that Trump may have been right when he spoke of the treat to free speech that Twitter and Facebook present due to their censorship, but we always maintained that his attack on the CDA was not the right way to go about fighting that. That is why we did not vote for him. The right way to fight that would be to pursue legislation that would prohibit social media companies with large market shares from censoring lawful speech on their platforms. It would involve classifying social media monopolies as a type of public good and saying that prohibiting politically motivated censorship is necessary to protect the First Amendment rights of the people.
There was a time when tech giants did not control most online communications. Those days were before the markets became dominated by Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Those companies took power by providing people with useful platforms that they thought were better than others. Once they put the others out of business they abused their power to create an Orwellian surveillance state where they have final say on what can or cannot be said. They is a bigger threat to America than Donald Trump.