What Role Should Big Tech Censorship Play in Business Ethics?
The recent deplatforming of the Parler social network by Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Apple, and Google raised a red flag for many organizations. Whatever one’s opinion on Parler or similar platforms, this high profile instance of big tech censorship brings light to the fact that the largest tech companies in the world hold the power to virtually erase other companies. Websites and mobile apps run the risk of essentially disappearing with the push of a button. Is this a proper role for Big Tech to play in the modern world?