Wed Nov 6, 2019 AT 10:33 AM EDT
One of the issues being hotly debated among presidential candidates and political operatives leading up to the 2020 campaign isn’t health care, or the economy — it’s free speech.
Why it matters: Disagreements about how to apply the First Amendment to the speed and scale of social media are consuming the political debate this election cycle and cementing unprecedented levels of polarization.
Driving the news: In the Trump era, Republicans have found a way to leverage the loose freedoms of social media to gain an upper hand in some elections. Now, Democrats are demanding that big tech companies do something about it. Read Full Story