Yes, It’s Censorship

Cory Doctorow
5 min readDec 4, 2022

Stop picking that nit, it’ll never heal.

A man’s screaming, open mouth. The interior has been filled with a Matrix-style “code waterfall” effect.
conall/CC BY 2.0 (modified)

American political discourse is sticky. It gets all over the place and it’s damned hard to dislodge. People in handcuffs all over the world demand their Miranda rights, and people arguing about social media all over the world are prone to saying “it’s only censorship when the government does it.”