The people on the right are claiming that platforms like Facebook and Twitter are slanted against them.
Only if they violate the stated rules of the sites, which the platforms established because of a sense of public responsibility with regard to the election, the pandemic, and safety of minority communities. They are forced to take the easy way out because of the sheer number of posts, forwards, and links. If the sites devolve into dysfunctional hives like 4chan, that would contravene their stated goals
You are wrong when you claim that "offensiveness" can not be positioned easily on the standard political spectrum.
Actually it's you who's wrong. "Offensiveness" is that which people find offensive, plain and simple. And "offensiveness" is not a characteristic which can be positioned on the political spectrum because it is an abstract concept.
Now, offensive material
is different but that means we have to look at the individual case, not generalities.
Facebook is making decisions that match pretty closely with your subjective opinion.
No it isn't. You don't even know what my subjective opinions are, you just make assumptions which help you to make your argument. I don't care what anyone says on Facebook, I don't like their use of algorithms, I don't like what they've done to the public dialog, I don't use Facebook, and I certainly don't own Facebook or feel a need to protect it from itself.
...and I think Able2know is quite a bit more hands off than Facebook allowing members from the left and the right to express themselves pretty freely.
Um...Twitter has over 300,000,000
monthly users, Facebook somewhere around 1,600,000,000.
Those large platforms need to balance social responsibility, the wishes of account holders, and the need for continued profitability. Comparing those sites to Able2Know is really far-fetched.
Unfortunately, this hasn't really led to as much meaningful dialog as I would like.
Well, excuse me for attempting to discuss the issue on an open forum. For someone trying to appear so even-handed and concerned with "The problem with conservative free speech", you seem to be more concerned with promoting your viewpoint and characterizing dissent or differences of opinion as not "meaningful".
But there is a problem.
Would it surprise you to know that I agree with you?
I am not sure what the solution is.
No one does. The ramifications of social media are still playing out and at this time there are
no widely agreed-upon solutions.