A federal judge in an ongoing case called the porn age-check scheme unconstitutional. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton doesn't seem to care.
Supreme Court arguments about two social media laws highlight a dangerous conflation of state and private action.
Maybe the problem for teens isn't screens, but what they are replacing.
The Supreme Court seems inclined to recognize that content moderation is protected by the First Amendment.
Both states are trying to force tech companies to platform certain sorts of speech.
"None of these laws prevent kids from viewing anything. They just prevent kids from posting," argues Shoshana Weissmann.
Banning people under age 16 from accessing social media without parental consent "is a breathtakingly blunt instrument" for reducing potential harms, the judge writes.
Sen. Mike Lee's "technological exploitation" bill also redefines consent.
Interest in virtual private networks provides insights into a global battle over digital freedom.
A new letter from Sen. Ron Wyden (D–Ore.) reveals that the agency admitted the practice nearly three years ago but would not allow him to reveal it.
Social media influencer Caroline Calloway might not be a reliable narrator, but Scammer is an honest memoir nevertheless.
Laws like Utah's would require anyone using social media to prove their age through methods such as submitting biometric data or a government-issued ID.
It's a frightening reminder of how far the government will go to get their way—and to warn tech companies against platforming speech it doesn't like.
Filterworld Is a Confused Critique of Algorithms
It's Super Size Me for internet intellectuals.
Free societies generally leave these matters to individuals and families.
In an era when X (formerly Twitter) is blamed for all the ills of the world, here's a case where it did good.
The errors are so glaring that it's hard not to suspect an underlying agenda at work here.
Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya debates St. John University's Kate Klonick on the federal government's role in social media censorship.
The former journalist defends misinformation in the Trump era and explains why so many journalists are against free speech.
The ban, scheduled to take effect on January 1, is likely unconstitutional in multiple ways, the judge held.
The mere act of publishing sex ads online is enough to send most potential free speech allies scurrying for the exits.
Despite Fincher's reputation as a gloom-monger, his movies are often quite bleakly funny, and his lonely, agitated male loser characters are frequently the targets of the jokes.
Lina Khan says this number is crucial to understanding Amazon's monopoly power, but she's either confused or lying about what it means.
Joshua Garton spent nearly two weeks in jail for "manufacturing and disseminating a harassing photograph on social media." A First Amendment lawsuit quickly followed.
Even content creators outside of New York would feel its effects.
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has initiated a new rulemaking that would enact what are largely the same net neutrality rules tried back in 2016.
The U.S.-Bahraini security pact is the first step towards a future U.S.-Saudi “mega-deal.” Critics say it violates the U.S. Constitution and aids torturers.
This sets a dangerous precedent.
Shielding children from “harm” shouldn’t come at the expense of speech protected by the First Amendment.
This progress has been widely shared, to the great benefit of the people at the bottom of the distribution.
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Americans can decide for themselves where to live and which services they need or can do without.
A surveillance authority in the country’s troubling Online Safety Bill won’t be enforced, officials say. But for how long?
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There are already people responsible for regulating children’s online activity: parents and guardians.
A new book handles the ill-fated CEO's story with respect.