On the Ban

Three Reasons for Optimism and Three Reasons for Pessimism

Some folks have been asking me for my opinion on the recent decision to deplatform Donald Trump from major social media platforms. As this is a newsletter about the future, let’s take a look at some potential long-term implications.

My thoughts are still forming, but here are three reasons for pessimism and three for optimism that guide my thinking.

Three Reasons for Pessimism

  1. The process by which this happened only highlights the…