Meet the visionaries building a new, un-censorable, peer-to-peer web using the tools of encryption and cryptocurrency.
'That System Is Being Used Against You': Edward Snowden Makes the Case for Internet Privacy. Is He Right?
Online companies might not be as nefarious as you think.
Plus: The aftermath of the New York Times' anti-Pornhub crusade, and more...
Under fire for endorsing wacky conspiracy theories, the Georgia representative blames the internet.
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Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
Both Hawley's "national conservatism" and similar ideas prevalent in many quarters on the left threaten free speech and liberty more generally.
Amazon denies any impropriety in its decision to suspend the Twitter alternative, dismissing the suit as "meritless."
No, says Techdirt's Mike Masnick, but it is cause for expanding Section 230 and building a more decentralized internet.
Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
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"When I started my blog," says journalist Yoani Sánchez, "it was like an exorcism of something that was inside of me."
Aaron Reynolds is just trying to make people laugh, but his content may have been flagged on Instagram for interfering with the election.
The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
That's a high price to pay because some politicians are angry about a little Facebook moderation.
The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
Plus: Sexual misconduct at the FBI, Tulsi Gabbard and Mike Lee don't understand the First Amendment, and more...
The outgoing FCC chairman discusses 'light-touch' regulation and the future of free speech on the internet.
It's hard to take seriously complaints that there are no alternatives to Facebook when they're made on Twitter.
But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
It wasn’t a plot to undermine democracy. It wasn’t a Russian intelligence operation. It was a low-tech scam.
Judge Susan Brnovich said no reasonable person would question her impartiality just because her husband already says they're guilty.
The government is going after Google not to stop consumer harm but to level the business playing field.
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Ira Glasser, former head of the ACLU, is worried that his former group is embracing identity politics over free speech.
We can increasingly live where we please while working jobs of our choice. What we do with that bonanza is up to us.
The House Intelligence Committee is mulling ways to stop an "infodemic." Is this really a task we want the government to tackle?
Twitter Blocking a New York Post Article Was Dumb—but Not Illegal, Censorship, or Election Interference
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The subject of the new film Mighty Ira explains why social justice warriors are wrong to attack free speech.
Part two of a four-part series on the history of the cypherpunk movement
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.
Watch part one of a four-part documentary series about the cypherpunk movement of the 1990s.
Plus: Tech companies respond, proposed H-1B visa changes, and more...
You want censorship? This is how you get censorship.
Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'
Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country.
A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it.
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Plus: America's global prestige continues to drop, marijuana law enforcement is still racist, Wisconsin and Minnesota voters prefer Biden, and more...
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
Plus: More red states may get legal weed, antitrust action against Google expected this week, the Cuties controversy, and more...
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