The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
"I’m not willing to give up and let a handful of monopolistic companies dominate our democracy," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
After senators sent threatening letters to Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe, the companies "decided" not to sign on to the online payment system.
As always, the best answer to bad speech is more speech, not censorship.
Is there room for the entire world on this slippery slope?
When online privacy faces off against portability
Besides, the regulators are already licking their chops.
Josh Hawley Says Libertarians Who Defend Tech Are Enamored with Power. He Should Look in the Mirror.
The populist senator's campaign against social media addiction is unscientific and anti-freedom.
Free Speech Defenders Warn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez That She Is Violating the Constitution by Blocking Critics on Twitter
The same First Amendment principles that apply to the president also apply to the congresswoman.
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez will never get to interrogate Satoshi Nakamoto.
Trump supports a bill that would encourage censorship in the name of free speech.
The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech.
Facebook's Libra 'Cryptocurrency' Aims to Disrupt Payments. Bitcoin Aims to Disrupt Government Power.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest venture won't compete with Satoshi Nakamoto’s project for undermining central banking, tyranny, and the financial surveillance state.
Be afraid as more journalists and politicians start calling for stronger policing of online speech.
Being a big company is not a crime. What problem are we trying to fix?
Censorship inevitably ends up being used to protect the powerful from criticism.
Abroad, legislators are in the mood to theatrically punish social media companies. CEOs shouldn’t play along.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
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.
Legal scholar Jeff Kosseff wanted to write a "biography" of Section 230, the law that immunizes websites and ISPs from a lot of legal actions. He fears he has written its obituary.
Right after 290 people were killed in a series of Easter Sunday bombings
Facebook would prosper in a less robust market.
'Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police': Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter
They say the social media companies display a bias against conservatives.
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
He's got his reasons, but they all suck. And will accelerate Facebook's decline as a destination in cyberspace.
A real American genius Joe is not.
Facebook and the end of the open Internet era
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?
Nobody in the media should be supporting an elected official trying to control what speech online platforms allow.
The Massachusetts Democrat is running for president, but sometimes it seems like she's running for America's super-CEO.
Plus: Facebook says it's pivoting to privacy, and congressional Democrats want to "save the internet."
"Google and Facebook should not be a law unto themselves. They should not be able to discriminate against conservatives."
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