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.
Plus: digital privacy concerns down 11 percent since 2015
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.
We need to up our media literacy game, not delegate responsibility to politicians who have no idea what they're doing.
The ruling allows a civil suit against Backpage to proceed for one of the case's three plaintiffs.
Plus: Facebook goes after Trump's social media firm, and Trump tiptoes toward a trade war.
There's no reason for alarm (yet) over a Facebook data "breach" that benefited a firm with ties to Trump's campaign.
The bill makes "promoting prostitution" a federal crime, holds websites legally liable for user-posted content, and lets states retroactively prosecute offenders.
She's not the only one.
Satan is on Clinton's side, and check out this coloring book featuring a buff Bernie Sanders!
Choose education over regulation when food companies abuse terms like "local" and "sustainable."
Russian panic is the excuse to try to control online speech.
Silly mobile game pisses off nannies, costs company $300,000.
Legal threats over food marketing appear to be on the rise. But who really benefits?
The nanny state comes after swag.
Two lawsuits and action in Congress indicate wasteful, unconstitutional mandates may be on their way out.
"I'm tired of feeling like an outsider in my own neighborhood," she says. Maybe that's because she's an actress from New York.
First Amendment Lawyers Ask New Calif. Attorney General to Drop 'Abusive' Crusade Against Backpage and User-Info Dragnet
A subpoena calls for copies of all Backpage ads posted over several years, all billing records, and the identities of all of the website's users.
Trump Ads Were More Policy-Focused, Less Negative Than Clinton's 2016 Election Ads, Find Wesleyan Researchers
"Clinton's message was devoid of policy discussions in a way not seen in the previous four presidential contests."
Anti-alcohol activists are haunted by the ghost of the original party animal.