Mastodon might not be the future of decentralized social media, but it can’t hurt to check it out as Twitter implodes.
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Thanks, but we lived through the lies of their administrations that they used to sell us war and intrusive government meddling in health care.
Critics have said for years that Facebook is a monopoly that can only be killed by federal regulation. Meanwhile, the platform bleeds users, its stock price is plummeting, and it just announced its first-ever round of layoffs.
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If the bird site's new owner wants to protect free speech, he should focus on resisting government requests to remove content.
U.S. Voters Are 'Vulnerable' to 'Foreign Manipulation,' No Matter How Inept, The New York Times Warns
Journalists who sound the alarm about Russian propaganda are unfazed by the lack of evidence that it has a meaningful impact.
Priscilla Villarreal found herself in a jail cell for publishing two routine stories. A federal court still can't decide what to do about that.
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In a post-FOSTA world, Section 230 still protects websites from lawsuits over criminal sexual conduct by their users.
On Tuesday, the senator erroneously claimed that "free speech does not include spreading misinformation."
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The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI regularly report misinformation and disinformation to tech companies for potential removal.
Musk Says He Bought Twitter 'To Help Humanity,' Pledges Not To Let It Become a 'Free-for-All Hellscape'
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In his dismissal order, the judge cited Section 230, the law protecting websites from liability for user-generated content.
U.K. regulators shut down Meta/GIPHY deal in favor of their own “approved buyer.”
Despite acknowledging that "the costume issue is small," the Iredell-Statesville School Board is suggesting banning animal costumes in response to online rumors.
Two new studies say there's no evidence of political learning on social media, but it does increasingly teach us to hate our opponents.
"Sounds like a good reason to think twice about using PayPal," writes Eugene Volokh.
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Regular people are not so terminally online.
Does Section 230 shield YouTube from lawsuits about recommendations? Can Twitter be forced to pay damages over the terrorists it hasn’t banned?
The world’s politicians offer a friendly reception to attacks on free speech.
"Upon careful review, we determined this video is not violative of our Community Guidelines and have reinstated it," said a YouTube spokesperson.
The 6th Circuit ruled that qualified immunity prevented Anthony Novak from vindicating his First Amendment rights.
Who cares if it’s legal if it generates politically advantageous outrage and attention?
Subreddit Gets Users To Call Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a 'Little Piss Baby' To Defy Content Moderation Law
Reddit users are protesting Texas' H.B. 20, which forces social media platforms to host speech they find objectionable.
A crackdown on insults, hate speech, and misinformation punishes dissenters who express themselves in ways that offend government officials.
Democrats and Republicans both demand solutions that are inconsistent with the First Amendment.
It’s a terrible ruling that misunderstands years of First Amendment precedents. And it’s increasingly likely that the Supreme Court will have to intervene.
They mandate occupation of private property without the consent of the owner.
The intellectual watchdog keeps tabs on everyone from The 1619 Project's Nikole Hannah-Jones to Mises Institute's Hans-Hermann Hoppe in the name of serious scholarship.
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.
Proposed internet bans open a can of worms about how to punish those involved in creating and consuming controversial content.
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.