On the internet, we trust the "good guys." The companies who store our data, who host our domains, who serve our content. Companies like Google, Cloudflare, and GoDaddy have the power to shut down websites or block specific users, but they don't flex that muscle. Until they do.
Cloudflare recently made the extremely tough decision to terminate the account of a neo-Nazi website
. Cloudflare remained content neutral for years before this incident, and they realize why this decision is dangerous. They still made the call to terminate the account.
The point here is not to question if it was the right call to make given the situation. The point here is that no person or company should have the power to make such calls, to begin with.
The Cloudflare incident is not alone. DreamHost is fighting a Department of Justice demand
to hand out all IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump website. The central content providers and hosts have this power and can be forced into using it in ways that they do not agree with.