In the Twitter Files, every conversation with a government official contains the same warning: You can do it happily, or we’ll make you.
"I think we need to just call this out on the bullshit it is."
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Deepfakes aren't nearly as dangerous as the tried-and-true technique of saying something misleading with the imprimatur of authority.
U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb says the law is unconstitutionally vague.
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There is "no evidence of a meaningful relationship" between Russia's influence campaign on Twitter and the 2016 electoral outcome.
The internal company documents offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how the federal agencies distorted the public debate on one of the world's largest social media platforms.
The company's broad definition of "misleading information" and its deference to authority invited censorship by proxy.
People in power lean on private businesses to impose authoritarian policies forbidden to the government.
Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook at 1 p.m. Eastern for a live analysis of the internal Twitter documents recently published by Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger.
The most disturbing aspect of the “Twitter Files” is the platform’s cozy relationship with federal officials who demanded suppression of speech they considered dangerous.
Content moderators had "weekly confabs" with law enforcement officials, reports Matt Taibbi.
"You have this looming power over you that essentially can end your career," says Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya.
Elon Musk's rescission of the platform's prior policy, which forbade dissent from official guidance, is consistent with his promise of lighter moderation.
The ACLU Says California's Ban on COVID-19 'Misinformation' From Doctors Is Gratuitous and Unconstitutional
Two chapters of the organization say the law violates the First Amendment.
"Unfortunately this year, black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation."
If the bird site's new owner wants to protect free speech, he should focus on resisting government requests to remove content.
Doctors Say a California Law Targeting Clinicians Who Share COVID-19 'Misinformation' Is Unconstitutional
The law authorizes regulators to discipline physicians who deviate from the "contemporary scientific consensus."
On Tuesday, the senator erroneously claimed that "free speech does not include spreading misinformation."
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While the Department of Homeland Security pressured tech companies to censor their users' posts, it also branded election deniers as potential terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI regularly report misinformation and disinformation to tech companies for potential removal.
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"Sounds like a good reason to think twice about using PayPal," writes Eugene Volokh.
Regular people are not so terminally online.
A crackdown on insults, hate speech, and misinformation punishes dissenters who express themselves in ways that offend government officials.
A new Cato report sheds light on "jawboning," or attempts by state actors "to sway the decisions of private platforms and limit the publication of disfavored speech."
These Emails Show How the Biden Administration's Crusade Against 'Misinformation' Imposes Censorship by Proxy
Social media companies are eager to appease the government by suppressing disfavored speech.
It is now available for download on SSRN. The chapter is part of a forthcoming volume on "The Epistemology of Democracy," edited by Hana Samaržija and Quassim Cassam.
One of the world's leading experts on public knowledge and ignorance explains why consumers of misinformation are often as much to blame as producers.
It wasn't just autocrats who were frequently tempted to address "fake news" about the pandemic through state pressure and coercion.
The alarm aroused by the Disinformation Governance Board is understandable given the administration’s broader assault on messages it considers dangerous.
Alejandro Mayorkas fails to inspire much confidence in the new group run by Nina Jankowicz.
The co-founder of "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" talks about the power of decentralization and the rise in subscription models for journalism.
The board's head says she is dedicated to "protecting free speech," but she has also expressed direct opposition to "free speech absolutists."
The online encyclopedia's decentralized, Hayekian approach provides a model for Elon Musk as he assumes control of Twitter.