Democrats and Republicans both demand solutions that are inconsistent with the First Amendment.
They mandate occupation of private property without the consent of the owner.
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."
It would be far easier to prosecute sex trafficking if voluntary sex work were legal.
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.
Pro-American Propaganda on Social Media Had Little Impact—Just Like Russian Propaganda on Social Media
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"PM has made mistakes," tweeted Podcast Movement. "The pain caused by this one will always stick with us."
Deplatforming controversial content is perfectly legal—and often counterproductive.
The bill makes little note of parents' ability to control their own children's social media access.
Corporate law profs disagree on the merits of Twitter's lawsuit to force Elon Musk to follow through with his offer to buy the company.
Social media platforms may marginally support free speech. Government censors are trying to stop that.
"I look forward to teaching and engaging in a host of activities relating to constitutional education," said Shapiro.
A new ruling says Twitter and Facebook are not “common carriers" and thus cannot be forced to carry politicians' messages.
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"I am not okay with you making laws that prevent me from doing what I feel is good for me."
If there is a headline, it should probably be: "Elon Musk Agrees With Twitter That Censoring the Hunter Biden Story Was Wrong."
If Musk was so fond for South Africa's segregationist policies, why did he refuse military conscription and jump ship to Canada as a teen?
Today's big powerful companies could become tomorrow's also-rans, no government intervention required.
"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," said Musk.
Forcing private companies to host speech violates the First Amendment.
The SpaceX/Tesla founder and billionaire has articulated lofty free speech ideals. Can he make them reality?
Plus: A short debate on intellectual property
"I think it's very important for there to be an exclusive arena for free speech," says Musk.
$43 billion takeover bid reveals knowledge-class anxieties over free expression
The libertarian vision of an 'uncontrolled' internet is not the dream of dictators.
Protections for open communication require more than the commitment of a single person.
A regulatory filing indicates that Musk is now the company's largest shareholder.
"I am a queer woman, and I was silenced most of my life," writes Lauren Hough, author of Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing.
Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU and Reason's Robby Soave debate the harms of social media and what the government should do about it.
Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU debates Reason's Robby Soave.
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The conservative think tank identifies some genuine concerns about tech companies, but gets the prescription wrong.
A Scottish man was just convicted for tweeting an insult about a dead person. The authorities already have too much power to censor.
“I regret my poor choice of words, which undermine my message that no one should be discriminated against for his or her gender or skin color,” Shapiro tells Reason.
Gov. Greg Abbott attacks First Amendment rights in the name of defending them.
Why give legacy media a stranglehold over information that Twitter at its best is great for sharing?
The site's long-serving boss might be more committed to free speech than his successor, Parag Agrawal.
A good way to know you’re living through high inflation is when you’re discouraged from talking about it.
Political polarization drives social media use, rather than the other way around.
"It was a mistake among the digital team," says executive director Anthony Romero.