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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 36. Does a Twitter Ban Violate the Constitution?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43596


The guarantees of freedom of expression in the U.S. Constitution, like nearly all other constitutional rights, protect only against government actions. When non-governmental organizations such as social media platforms act on their own, without direct involvement by government bodies or officials, they seldom can be charged with violating constitutional rights.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lawrence Baum ( - larrybaum) 'Ohio State University'