In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
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.
Legal scholar Jeff Kosseff wanted to write a "biography" of Section 230, the law that immunizes websites and ISPs from a lot of legal actions. He fears he has written its obituary.
Nancy Pelosi wants to gut Section 230
Censorship continues to be about empowering those in charge.
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
He's got his reasons, but they all suck. And will accelerate Facebook's decline as a destination in cyberspace.
Facebook and the end of the open Internet era
Plus: Senators move to end warrantless NSA spying and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" passes the House.
Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
With big tech helping government officials to control the sharing of information, we need to support alternatives to undermine their censorious efforts.
Plus: Reason web-culture coverage past...introducing the millennial presidential candidate...another Seattle "sex trafficking" case based on nonsense
There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
Plus: Facebook says it's pivoting to privacy, and congressional Democrats want to "save the internet."
Jordan Shapiro's The New Childhood boldly embraces technological innovation and the interconnected world it's creating.
Preliminary FCC report claims the number of Americans with high-speed connections grew by 20 percent in 2017.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
Gun buyers, gay lovers, cannabis customers, and Yelp users are just a few of the groups that benefit from this federal law.
Plus: FDA greenlights new 23andMe test, Kamala Harris gets the Onion treatment, and nobody likes Trump's new shutdown salve.
Online black markets shift faster than police can respond
Yes, the paranoid lunatic is a mega-troll, but the beauty of new media means never having to engage stuff you find awful or offensive.
On Monday, a federal appeals court considered Grindr's guilt in a case involving app-based impersonators.
Social media platforms have every right to do whatever the hell they want, but they shouldn't really do much speech policing at all.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
Google Hearings Force the Question: Do We Really Want 'Regulation by Federal and State Governments' of 'Today's Disruptive Technologies'?
Obama Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to bring back the Cold War's Office of Technology Assessment. Why?
It's been dubbed "NYC's Anti-Airdrop Dick Pic Law," but the bill is much broader than that.
Research shows a fifth of its users seek out sexual images. But the sharing site is now part of a massive media conglomerate.
Killing Section 230 would only lead web platforms to ban even more speech.
As Facebook's supposed ideological allies unfriend the social media giant, the tech industry is learning that there are no permanent allegiances in politics.
Plus: Trump endorses sentencing reform and Bitcoin's value continues to fall.
Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution
It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions.
Q&A with Alex Winter, whose new documentary, Trust Machine, explores the radical potential of blockchain to decentralize just about everything.
The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
The bigger the company, the bigger the target.