"I think we need to just call this out on the bullshit it is."
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When Does an Ugly Facebook Message Qualify as an Illegal 'True Threat' of Violence? SCOTUS Will Decide.
The Supreme Court takes up “true threats” and the First Amendment in Counterman v. Colorado.
Emails Show CDC Policed COVID Speech on Facebook. Live with Robby Soave, Nick Gillespie, and Zach Weissmueller
Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion of the Facebook Files with Robby Soave.
A Supreme Court case illustrates the potential costs of making it easier to sue social media platforms over user-generated content.
Tech firm operators may face criminal charges if children who use their platforms encounter too much “harmful content.”
There's a good reason why algorithms are still protected by Section 230.
Don't Let the House Hunter Biden Investigation Become a Russiagate-Style Search for Election Excuses
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Researchers: Moscow’s social media meddling had little impact on the 2016 election.
Seattle School District Sues Google, Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok for Causing Teen 'Mental Health Crisis'
It's hard to believe its arguments will hold up in court.
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There is "no evidence of a meaningful relationship" between Russia's influence campaign on Twitter and the 2016 electoral outcome.
The internal company documents offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how the federal agencies distorted the public debate on one of the world's largest social media platforms.
New mechanisms to threaten liberty are brought to bear on those who need the government's permission to do their jobs.
The company's broad definition of "misleading information" and its deference to authority invited censorship by proxy.
People in power lean on private businesses to impose authoritarian policies forbidden to the government.
This week, a clip of Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin claiming that speech that espouses "hate" and "violence" is not protected by the First Amendment made the rounds on Twitter, sparking sharp backlash.
The famous internet law is headed for the High Court.
In the mid-'70s, people disengaged from political conflict and took up jogging. Maybe it's time to do the same.
A slew of recent research suggests parents should relax a bit about screen time.
The latest Twitter Files installment shows the FBI paid Twitter millions of dollars to cover the costs of processing the agency's requests. Yikes.
Demands by lawmakers and government officials for locally produced content may lead to online censorship.
Maybe the FBI has something better to do with its time?
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Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook at 1 p.m. Eastern for a live analysis of the internal Twitter documents recently published by Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger.
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The most disturbing aspect of the “Twitter Files” is the platform’s cozy relationship with federal officials who demanded suppression of speech they considered dangerous.
Content moderators had "weekly confabs" with law enforcement officials, reports Matt Taibbi.
Instead of debating whether the platform has been flooded by bigotry, Elon Musk should tell the congressman to mind his own business.
Twitter employees have indicated that shadow banning—at least by some definitions—is both real and common.
The lawsuit alleges that TikTok's algorithm funnels inappropriate content directly to teens. That not only defies logic, but it is also antithetical to how a social media platform keeps users.
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A Democratic member of Congress laments how Twitter handled the New York Post's reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop.
Plus: The editors consider a listener question on the involuntary hospitalization of the mentally ill.