This idea isn’t to just silence someone so you don’t have to listen to them, it’s to silence them so no one hears them.
Really? Trust me, I don’t like this toxic bullshit any better than you do, but silencing someone because you disagree with them?
Seems problematic to me.
Now, I appreciate that Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey have created global social platforms, so we’re not just talking about America – other power structures (or would be power structures) can use these “social” networks in an attempt to destabilize other societies. Now the idea of deplatforming becomes grayer and perhaps less problematic.
If, however, we are talking about a specific person, unless they are advocating for violence or using blatant hate speech, instead of shutting them down, just don’t listen.
Better yet – counter their bad ideas with something better.
It’s a big messy world out there – you have to learn how to navigate around the assholes.