In the wake of the Capitol Hill riot on the 6th of January, American tech companies removed Donald Trump from a number of the most globally popular social media sites. In the following days thousands of other accounts were suspended or banned, with the fallout reaching to a number of mostly right wing New Zealand accounts.
But is this really a threat to free speech? What are the legal or political ramifications? And what can New Zealanders even do about it?
We have brought together a panel of free speech experts to get to the heart of this issue, including Stephen Franks, Liam Hehír, Ani O'Brian, and Damian Grant.
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