Forbes :: I think the reason this is a potential source for concern is that Google, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms are subject to pressure from would-be censors all the time in the forms of governments and corporations. Having clear principles they consistently abide by is the best defense against that sort of pressure.
An opinion piece by Jeff Bercovici, www.forbes.com
In an update Jeff Bercovici refers to an exchange between him and John Cook, Gawker:
It's interesting that "being distributed on YouTube" has become the equivalent of "permitted to exist" in free speech terms— John Cook (@johnjcook) September 14, 2012