Privatization of justice
Having no interest in taking risks, service publishers end up over-censoring the content of their users, impeding freedom of expression and undermining democracy.
Respect for personal data
In the face of abuses by some service providers, some states have issued common sense regulations on the processing of personal data (notably the European Commission with the GDPR).
In view of historical practices, these regulations are extremely restrictive for existing service publishers. Penalties for nonconformity, hitherto insignificant for large groups, are now proportional to turnover, thus becoming dissuasive even for the them.
In this context, some services may see an advantage in getting rid of the responsibility of storing and processing personal data.