The alarm aroused by the Disinformation Governance Board is understandable given the administration’s broader assault on messages it considers dangerous.
France's Authoritarian Establishment Faces Off Against the Even Uglier Authoritarianism of the Far Right
French President Emmanuel Macron is authoritarian-light. Candidate Marine Le Pen is worse.
Harvard Law Professor Guy-Uriel Charles has some useful insights on the problem.
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Biden Claims 5 Past Fed Chairs Back His Jobs Plan, but 2 Are Dead and 2 More Have Been Quiet About It
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New Colorado Bill Would Create Commission to Restrict "Hate Speech," "Fake News," "Conspiracy Theories" on Social Media Platforms
The bill was introduced by Colorado Senate president pro tem Kerry Donovan (who is also running for Congress).
Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
The Washington Supreme Court overrules a trial court's order requiring the removal of one such statement; but what should the general rule on this be?
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What happens when a prank or spoof sparks a real belief?
This preposterous claim is front and center in a new PragerU video.
She Said Anthony Fauci Sexually Assaulted Her. Now She Says Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Paid Her to Lie.
After failing to frame Robert Mueller, Elizabeth Warren, and others for sexual misconduct, the infamous Trumpster hoaxers tried to go after Fauci. But the woman they hired to play the victim had second thoughts.
Calls to U.S. poison control centers are up. They have been since March.
No, Trump Didn't Cut the CDC's Coronavirus Budget. No, People Aren't Blaming Corona Beer for the Disease.
Coronavirus misinformation is spreading faster than the disease itself.
No, Californians aren't banned from showering and doing laundry on the same day. But the fact that so many people believed that lie says something about how insane the state's real water laws are.
Singapore ordered Facebook to attach a "false information" message to a news story written by a government critic.
The video Abbott shared was not of a homeless person—it was a mentally ill person having a serious episode. Whoops.
Deepfakes don't pose a novel threat, and they have many exciting applications that would be stymied by legal restrictions.
Video of Rep. Ilhan Omar Allegedly Calling for People to 'Be More Fearful of White Men' Is Fake News
The viral clip was misleadingly edited, and stripped of important context
It may be time to hire a libel service.
Researchers made no effort to link the two.
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.
Right after 290 people were killed in a series of Easter Sunday bombings
Please share it widely!
Episode 3 of Free Speech Rules, starring UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh
Covering stories is too important to abandon for brazen partisan pandering-or wishful thinking.
They're just helping the TSA push its scaremongering narrative.
Fake news is real. Momo is not.
Government statistics often show more reports of both. That doesn't mean either is on the rise.
Canadian columnist Andrew Coyne explains why efforts to combat fake news by cutting off supply are barking up the wrong tree.
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