Americans oppose restrictions, but report feeling less free to speak about political matters.
We expect British royals to favor muzzling commoners, but too many lawmakers feel the same way.
Calling a classmate a racist slur on Snapchat is offensive. It’s also protected speech.
Columbia University linguist John McWhorter on "anti-racism" as a new, misguided civic religion and his new book on curses, Nine Nasty Words.
The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
The subject of the new film Mighty Ira explains why social justice warriors are wrong to attack free speech.
Inspired by Germany's notorious hate-speech law, more countries seek to impose steep penalties on platforms that don't comply with their censorship whims.
Don't the authorities have better things to do with their time right now?
This latest social media freakout has prompted a formal military investigation.
After a series of alleged hate crimes, activists say they don't feel safe on campus.
The comedian thinks misleading information on social media is ruining society. That's a bit rich, coming from him.
Former Time Editor and CEO of Constitution Center (!) Wants To Cancel First Amendment, Pass Hate Speech Laws
Freedom of expression is under attack from politicians, activists, and, saddest of all, journalists who benefit most from it.
Most respondents, especially millennials, favored viewpoint-based censorship, suppression of "hurtful or offensive" speech in certain contexts, and legal penalties for wayward news organizations.
The case vividly illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for the views they express.
The move would violate the First Amendment.
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Companies should forced neither to help spread offensive speech nor to suppress it.
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Donald Trump is far from the only person who doesn't understand the Bill of Rights.
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
We make a mistake when we think outliers somehow represent who we are as a country.
Episode 2 of Free Speech Rules by UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh
What constitutes a hate group isn't objective or easily defined, and Portland's resolution makes no attempt to clarify.
Author and sex worker Maggie McNeill was suspended from Twitter Tuesday for a hyperbolic comment about burning the White House down.
What should the culture of free speech, free expression, and ownership look like on our social media platforms?
Social media can shame them and the school can punish them, but the police shouldn't intervene.
Anti-hate speech laws have gone too far.
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Will it stop toxic behavior or just encourage more demands for censorship?
The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the "liberty to utter" is now at the forefront of shutting speech down.
British Lawmaker Wants to Ban Your Private Facebook Groups Because She Worries You're Using Hate Speech
Bill also calls for holding forum moderators legally liable for extreme speech.
Reason's Robby Soave and Mike Riggs debate whether Mark Zuckerberg's should de-platform haters such as Alex Jones and Infowars to improve the user experience.
Silencing hate isn't the same thing as squelching it.
That's what Illinois prosecutors are trying to do by charging Timothy Trybus with hate crimes for objecting to a woman's Puerto Rican flag shirt.
The American Library Association is facing criticism for reaffirming First Amendment rights.