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Conservatives fear censorship of Russians could be turned against them

Tech industry insiders say that if conservatives or others disagree with how major social media platforms are making content moderation decisions, they can jump to other platforms instead.

“I can understand and relate to conservative frustrations with censorship, but we want private businesses to be their own arbiters of what content is appropriate or not,” said Carl Szabo, vice president at NetChoice, a tech trade group that represents companies such as Facebook and Google.

“The marketplace is providing the solutions we want in terms of alternative platforms like Truth Social and others,” Szabo said. “If you’re not getting a square deal with one platform, you can always go to another thanks to competition.”