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Gringo View: Our Free Speech Conundrum

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and almost all other reasonable social media threw the ‘off’ switches closing Donald Trump’s access to his favorite megaphone platforms and his more than 80 million Twitter followers, this gringo cheered.

Wrestling these toxic and dangerous toys out of his White House and his post-White House playpen could only be a major contribution to our sanity, something in short supply recently. It felt as if the boom box on what’s been labeled the nation’s public square, had finally become blessedly disabled.

But in the ensuing silence I couldn . . .

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