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.
I have an op-ed about this today in the N.Y. Daily News.
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.”
Seems like a pretty clear First Amendment violation, even if the name is viewed as an offensive reference to illegal aliens (which the corporate owners apparently don't intend).
That's the legal theory behind a case just filed by prosecutors in Ohio.
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.
Please share it widely -- there will be at least nine more in the upcoming months.
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.
"[SUNY] Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus."
What should the culture of free speech, free expression, and ownership look like on our social media platforms?
N.Y. Appellate Court Reverses Injunction Against Online Tabloid's Publishing "Images Depicting … Lynching in Association with Plaintiff"
The latest in the Brummer v. Wey (TheBlot) litigation, brought by Prof. Christopher Brummer, a former Obama nominee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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.
Gab Dumped by Tech Companies Over Synagogue Shooter Posts but Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social-Media Giants Get a Pass: Reason Roundup
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More than a year later, an arbitrator held the discipline was largely (though not entirely) improper.
Pro-Marijuana Activist Banned from Part of State Capitol for Quoting Racist Rationales for Marijuana Ban
Friday, a federal district judge issued an injunction against the ban.
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.
The social media site has a difficult time telling the difference between white nationalist ravings and the writing of Thomas Jefferson.
Nick Gillespie talks to former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen about the difficulties and importance of free speech.
When government has the power to censor, ultimately it will look for excuses to suppress opposition.
Feminist Group Demands Spotify's New 'Hate Content' Policy Be Applied to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem
The company's new policy is already giving it problems.
A well-intentioned new policy threatens the violent, angry music we know and love.
Court feels "menaced" by a pug.
Why all Americans should be thankful for the First Amendment