Letter: Protect free speech

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- Free speech is a fundamental right in America, and many Utahns use social media platforms to exercise it. In last month’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Sen. Mike Lee and his colleagues questioned tech CEOs over conservative bias in their companies. Proposed solutions to this concern could do more harm than good, and they could ultimately reduce your ability to exercise free speech on social media by eliminating long-held liabilities for tech companies that promote a free exchange of ideas. In light of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit intended to break up big tech companies, Utahns should be wary about an overextended government.

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