New marketing restrictions on junk food will affect bottom lines, not waist lines.
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This tech/media fight down under is not about democracy or monopolies. It’s about ad revenue.
Judge Susan Brnovich said no reasonable person would question her impartiality just because her husband already says they're guilty.
The Ogilvy ad man and Alchemy author says Ludwig von Mises is his hero and that efficiency has nothing to do with free markets.
Ludwig von Mises is “my hero,” and free markets have nothing to do with efficiency, says Ogilvy ad man Rory Sutherland.
Desperate for revenue, online outlets try to use a crisis to overrule their customers’ judgment.
Twitter's New 'Deceptive Video' Labeling Plan Immediately Abused To Attack a Silly Joke Ad from Bloomberg
Nobody is being misled by this obviously joking debate clip. But this sort of ginned-up outrage will be used to target political opponents.
While the president seems sincerely concerned about "very unfair" drug penalties, it's not clear whether he thinks his work in that area is done.
Lamar Alexander, a Key GOP Senator, Says Trump's Delay of Ukraine Funds Was 'Inappropriate'—but Not Impeachable
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A Christmas Miracle: Washington Court Overturns Marijuana Sign Rules That Banned String Lights Spelling 'Pot'
A judge concluded that the restrictions violate the state constitution's free speech guarantee.
"Meth. We're On It."
The plaintiffs now have to prove that Remington's advertising was not only "unfair or deceptive" but "a proximate cause" of the attack.
Attacks and threats by elected officials lead to inevitable self-censorship.
Defining a company with political branding is risky business.
Defining terms is tricky, particularly when governments with bad track records on privacy want to call the shots.
The cases hinges on two laws—FOSTA and Section 230—that have been hotly contested in recent years.
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies
Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
You may be surprised how many different companies know whenever you use your credit card.
Sealed memos fought over in federal court last week show authorities have known for years that claims about Backpage were bogus.
The ads are the first to be banned since the new law went into effect in June.
Store orders ban of violent displays, but is still selling guns and video games.
The move is an assault on free speech.
In a letter to Dame explaining why the ads had been rejected, the MTA cited longstanding rules against ads "promoting a sexually oriented business."
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
Ads for sandwiches, toilet paper, condoms, and more riffing off Game of Thrones show how market culture is a glorious "perpetual meaning machine."
Iconic British foods like Christmas pudding and strawberries and cream get censored.
The feds aren't the only ones capable of designing cringe-worthy mascots.
Jessica Rosenworcel overlooks the statutory and constitutional obstacles to her plan.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Blame misguided federal policies, not the network.
"Toxic masculinity" is sometimes a scapegoat for the left, but this particular commercial makes no grand anti-male claims.
SEC Goes After Cryptocurrency 'Influencers,' Starting With DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather: Reason Roundup
Plus: the First Amendment problems with prosecuting Wikileaks and the trans troops ban is dealt another blow.
The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
"Our vision for a new, more transparent drug-pricing system does not rely on voluntary action," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Sen. Kamala Harris tried to limit the storefront speech of firearms sellers as California attorney general.
The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com's Founders Speak for the First Time.
An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.
This Is Your Hand on Opioids: Trump's 'Very Bad Commercials' Rely on Dishonest and Pernicious Scare Tactics
The anti-drug ads exaggerate the risk of addiction and falsely portray pain treatment as a highway to hell.
A summer promotion will cover fines and fees when your local code enforcers come calling.