The idea that the internet should enjoy minimal government oversight precisely because it was a technology that enabled open and free speech for everyone has been turned on its head.
Plus: Air-launched rockets, the GOP becomes the party of Trump, and Pelosi feuds with AOC.
New Orleans can't use zoning regulations to decide what counts as artistic expression.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has proposed a dreadful bill that would give the government control of internet content. He thinks the only reason anyone could be opposed is because they've been bought off.
Facing Legal Challenge, Washington Weed Regulators Lift Ban on Cannabusiness Signs at Seattle Hempfest
The state's Liquor and Cannabis Board changed its policy after Hempfest and two marijuana retailers challenged it on constitutional grounds.
From Sohrab Ahmari to Josh Hawley, what the new right really wants is to squelch free expression.
A 6-3 ruling says that the First Amendment protects brand names that are considered “immoral” or “scandalous.”
Activists Want a Problematic Mural of George Washington Destroyed. It Will Cost a High School $600,000.
The artist wanted students to learn about Washington's flaws. How traumatizing.
The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti explains how America embraced free speech—and how we're ready to throw it away.
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
Censorship inevitably ends up being used to protect the powerful from criticism.
The "blogfather" once touted the internet as the antidote to Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media. Now he wants the feds to crack down on social media.
Twitter Gives Conflicting Reasons for Suspending User Who Tweeted Links to 3D Gun Plans After Sen. Bob Menendez Asked Them To
The senator asked for a private business to squash a citizen's communication, and they did it, though they don't say they did it for him.
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
The supposed plague of misleading and harmful information on the internet is nothing new, nor is governments' desire to muzzle anybody who says inconvenient things.
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”
Even more worrying: New Zealand's leading media outlets are self-censoring coverage of the Christchurch mass shooting.
Iconic British foods like Christmas pudding and strawberries and cream get censored.
Right after 290 people were killed in a series of Easter Sunday bombings
Censorship continues to be about empowering those in charge.
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
Maybe people are just playing to escape all the Brexit news?
Plus: Senators move to end warrantless NSA spying and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" passes the House.
Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
With big tech helping government officials to control the sharing of information, we need to support alternatives to undermine their censorious efforts.
Nobody in the media should be supporting an elected official trying to control what speech online platforms allow.
There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
The media are supposed to fight censorship. But to protect their financial interests, some European publishers want to mandate it.
Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert learns what the Streisand Effect is all about.
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
The Cato Institute and Institute for Justice team up to fight for the right to publish a book attacking behavior by the SEC.