If corporations are allowed to decide which opinions are permissible, then free speech is dead

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Is the West in the process of introducing a Chinese-style social credit system? I’ve read with horror the stories of state-controlled banks in China cutting off people’s access to their accounts if they refuse to toe the Communist Party line, but I never thought it could happen here. Admittedly, it did happen in Canada earlier this year, with some banks freezing the accounts of truckers protesting against the vaccine mandates at the behest of Justin Trudeau. But that was an exceptional case, surely?

Toby Young, The Telegraph, 22nd September 2022.