In response to the Buffalo massacre, Gov. Kathy Hochul invoked a hoary analogy to justify censorship.
The law forces social media firms to host and promote speech they oppose, and would set a dangerous precedent if upheld by the courts..
"It's all induced by the internet," she said.
Maybe it's not a good idea for the government to prohibit all viewpoint-based moderation on social media.
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The libertarianish Colorado Democrat is devolving decision-making to parents and trying to lower the income tax to zero.
The alarm aroused by the Disinformation Governance Board is understandable given the administration’s broader assault on messages it considers dangerous.
The co-founder of "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" talks about the power of decentralization and the rise in subscription models for journalism.
The board's head says she is dedicated to "protecting free speech," but she has also expressed direct opposition to "free speech absolutists."
The online encyclopedia's decentralized, Hayekian approach provides a model for Elon Musk as he assumes control of Twitter.
"I am not okay with you making laws that prevent me from doing what I feel is good for me."
Today's big powerful companies could become tomorrow's also-rans, no government intervention required.
"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," said Musk.
A new study casts doubt on the most prominent theories about extremism-by-algorithm.
Forcing private companies to host speech violates the First Amendment.
The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."
The SpaceX/Tesla founder and billionaire has articulated lofty free speech ideals. Can he make them reality?
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"I think it's very important for there to be an exclusive arena for free speech," says Musk.
Harvard Law Professor Guy-Uriel Charles has some useful insights on the problem.
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When a college sophomore mocked Young Americans for Freedom for its stance on trans athletes, the conservative group ran to the university to file a complaint.
Reporting that makes Black Lives Matter look bad should not be covered up by social media companies.
Left-leaning outlets and tech giants tried to label them disinformation—until they no longer could.
Protections for open communication require more than the commitment of a single person.
A regulatory filing indicates that Musk is now the company's largest shareholder.
A Federal Judge Says a Victim of Retaliatory Prosecution Can Sue a Cop Who Treated Criticism As a Crime
An Arkansas police officer used trumped-up charges to punish a man who criticized him for violating the Constitution.
"I am a queer woman, and I was silenced most of my life," writes Lauren Hough, author of Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing.
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The platform punished The Hill's morning show, Rising, for showing a clip of Trump speaking.
Vivek Murthy's Demand for Data on COVID 'Misinformation' Is Part of a Creepy Crusade to Suppress Dissent
The surgeon general's definition of misinformation includes statements that are arguably or verifiably true.
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Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU and Reason's Robby Soave debate the harms of social media and what the government should do about it.
Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU debates Reason's Robby Soave.
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In the new book Free Speech, the Danish activist defends radical self-expression from Socrates to social media.
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