Yoel Roth worries about government meddling in content moderation, except when Democrats target "misinformation."
The 5th Circuit Agrees That Federal Officials Unconstitutionally 'Coerced' or 'Encouraged' Online Censorship
The appeals court narrowed a preliminary injunction against such meddling but confirmed the threat that it poses to freedom of speech.
The paper worries that "social media companies are receding from their role as watchdogs against political misinformation."
A new documentary film argues that the second-largest website on the planet is flooded with misinformation. Is that right?
Some Critics of the Ruling Against Biden's Censorship by Proxy Have a Beef With the 1st Amendment Itself
"Disinformation" researchers alarmed by the injunction against government meddling with social media content admire legal regimes that allow broad speech restrictions.
"We find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech."
From Russiagate to COVID discourse, elites in government and the media are trying to control and centralize free speech and open inquiry.
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The COVID-19 lab leak theory was labeled "misinformation." Now it's the most plausible explanation.
The legal challenge to censorship by proxy highlights covert government manipulation of online speech.
The Ohio train accident was frightening enough. Spreading inaccurate information won’t help the citizens of East Palestine.
The push to label the lab leak thesis a racist conspiracy theory now looks even more foolish.
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A government-supported organization's controversial ratings of online news sources illustrate the challenge of deciding what qualifies as disinformation.
Reason is listed among the "ten riskiest online news outlets" by a government-funded disinfo tracker.
Russian Propaganda Has Succeeded in Persuading Credulous Americans That It Poses a Grave Threat to Democracy
Alarmists are unfazed by the lack of evidence that "foreign influence campaigns" have affected public opinion or voting behavior.
Deepfakes aren't nearly as dangerous as the tried-and-true technique of saying something misleading with the imprimatur of authority.
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People in power lean on private businesses to impose authoritarian policies forbidden to the government.
Thanks, but we lived through the lies of their administrations that they used to sell us war and intrusive government meddling in health care.
U.S. Voters Are 'Vulnerable' to 'Foreign Manipulation,' No Matter How Inept, The New York Times Warns
Journalists who sound the alarm about Russian propaganda are unfazed by the lack of evidence that it has a meaningful impact.
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While the Department of Homeland Security pressured tech companies to censor their users' posts, it also branded election deniers as potential terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI regularly report misinformation and disinformation to tech companies for potential removal.
Regular people are not so terminally online.
A new Cato report sheds light on "jawboning," or attempts by state actors "to sway the decisions of private platforms and limit the publication of disfavored speech."
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And The Washington Post's wildly one-sided account of Jankowicz's fall was an exercise in government PR.
A "disinformation" board sounds like something from a dystopian novel.
The board's head says she is dedicated to "protecting free speech," but she has also expressed direct opposition to "free speech absolutists."
The existence of politically biased websites is not a crisis.
Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
Aaron Reynolds is just trying to make people laugh, but his content may have been flagged on Instagram for interfering with the election.
Aaron Reynolds, the creator of "Swear Trek" and "Effin' Birds," talks about living and dying by Instagram's algorithms.
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