Writing for TownHall.com, Betsy McCaughey reminds us that “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said the ‘best test of truth’ is whether it survives in ‘the competition of the market.'” I believe that Justice Holmes was wrong. Truth remains truth independently of whether men accept it or suppress it. The marketplace of ideas does not determine what is true or false, a statement is either objectively true, false, self contradictory, or ambiguous and undecidable. Opinion and consensus have nothing to do with truth.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. – Romans 1:18
The government doesn’t decide what is true. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube do not decide what is true. People in these organizations may choose to suppress viewpoints with which they disagree, and when they do, they do so in unrighteousness, especially when they suppress the truth to prevent the dissemination of what they call “misinformation.”