Ilhan Omar is the most controversial member of Congress.
Omar’s repeated bigoted and anti-Semitic comments create a near-daily scandal that threatens to sink the Democrat Party in the 2020 elections.
But now Ilhan Omar has this major new problem to worry about.
Many Americans were horrified that Facebook banned conservative media personalities Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, and Paul Joseph Watson for being “dangerous.”
To many Americans, this looked like a left-wing social media company purging itself of Trump supporters.
This social media censorship did not sit well with the Left either.
The liberal hosts on ABC’s “The View” fretted that one day a social media company could ban Ilhan Omar over “hate speech.”
Behar asked, “Don’t you feel it’s a slippery slope?”
Hostin said, “I think so.”
Behar interjected, “You can say Ilhan Omar can’t be on there now. The left won’t like that.”
Hostin added, “To have a private company be able to exclude certain Americans from that platform, there’s just something that makes me extremely uncomfortable with it.”
Social media platforms are the new public square.
But they are run by private companies which means the First Amendment would not normally apply to them.
But if Americans are shut off from social media for their political views, then they are not free to speak because Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are how we communicate.
Banning someone from social media for their views is the equivalent of turning off their phone service and refusing to deliver their mail.
Many Trump supporters would like to see the President make this a major 2020 campaign issue and propose concrete steps to protect free speech online.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.