Ice Man said:To be clear, there absolutely needs to be some sort of fighting back against this, but it can't even begin unless people understand:
- what laws, if any, have been broken (probably none on the case)
- who or what entities can pursue a remedy (i.e. can Trump or the government "do something" about it- probably not)
There are a lot of unrealistic expectations born out of a lack of knowledge of these basics.
The fight back against this has to be through cultural means, unless somehow new laws are able to be passed that protect speech against retaliation by a private party.
This article says "Marsh v. Alabama". You can't restrict speech as a private company if you open up your company property to the public.
I am no legal scholar, but that article provides at least some clues that "muh private company", the favorite argument on the left, is actually NOT automatically valid.
The left thinks they can get away with the shite they pull because they see themselves as their private little empire that no one should dare intrude upon, but actually they get away with it because no one has really had the gall (and money) to sue them.