The 6th Circuit ruled that qualified immunity prevented Anthony Novak from vindicating his First Amendment rights.
Democrats and Republicans both demand solutions that are inconsistent with the First Amendment.
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."
These Emails Show How the Biden Administration's Crusade Against 'Misinformation' Imposes Censorship by Proxy
Social media companies are eager to appease the government by suppressing disfavored speech.
Pro-American Propaganda on Social Media Had Little Impact—Just Like Russian Propaganda on Social Media
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A mother-daughter arrest in Nebraska was fueled in part by unencrypted Facebook messages police accessed through a warrant.
"The fact-checking industry has become a partisan arbiter of political disputes," notes Phil Magness.
Deplatforming controversial content is perfectly legal—and often counterproductive.
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The bill makes little note of parents' ability to control their own children's social media access.
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A new ruling says Twitter and Facebook are not “common carriers" and thus cannot be forced to carry politicians' messages.
Forcing private companies to host speech violates the First Amendment.
Reporting that makes Black Lives Matter look bad should not be covered up by social media companies.
A Federal Judge Says a Victim of Retaliatory Prosecution Can Sue a Cop Who Treated Criticism As a Crime
An Arkansas police officer used trumped-up charges to punish a man who criticized him for violating the Constitution.
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Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU and Reason's Robby Soave debate the harms of social media and what the government should do about it.
Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU debates Reason's Robby Soave.
The conservative think tank identifies some genuine concerns about tech companies, but gets the prescription wrong.
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While this is a problem, it's not one that scrapping Section 230 would solve.
Gov. Greg Abbott attacks First Amendment rights in the name of defending them.
The latest bill to “fight big tech” could turn your online experience into a miserable slog.
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Privacy advocates applaud the move.
A business model where outrage is exploited for clicks describes both social media and the news media.
Biden's New Spending Framework Promises To Do Everything but Still Cost Nothing. That Doesn't Make Sense.
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When "protecting users' safety" actually means the opposite
"The plaintiffs failed to make out a plausible claim that the Pulse massacre was an act of 'international terrorism' as that term is defined in the ATA."
Upstart competitors can’t hope to match the resources required to compile a list of banned individuals and organizations.
Tech giants expressing openness to amending Section 230 are doing so out of naked self-interest, not the goodness of their hearts.
Patiently waiting for senators and whistleblowers to freak out over this
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"Maybe one billionaire with a penchant for destroying democracies shouldn’t be allowed to own so much of the internet," says the representative from New York.
The site is clearly in trouble and the government doesn't need to step in.
"We don't actually do finsta," Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of security, explained.
CNN Shuts Down Access to Facebook Pages in Australia After Court Ruling Holding Media Outlets Liable for Commenters
This is where government demands to moderate what users say will ultimately lead.