Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

Category: Free Speech


The Texas “heartbeat” bill that the Supreme Court declined to block last week is almost as restrictive as the Texas law that the Court overturned half a century ago in Roe v. Wade. The fact that it nevertheless took effect Read more…


Hank Robar just turned 80, and he’s a happy man. The toilet gardens he erected around his hometown of Potsdam, New York, were declared protected by the First Amendment this spring. Yes, you read that correctly. Robar created his art—fields Read more…


Bad Texas regulations could be at odds with each other. The new Texas abortion ban may contradict the mandates of social media regulation passed by the Texas Legislature. Under the mandates of the two statutes, social media platforms could be Read more…


This week, Reddit banned r/NoNewNormal, a discussion forum on the site that called into question conventional wisdom about masking and vaccines, while also “quarantining“—or applying an opt-in requirement for viewing—54 other subreddits that violate the site’s “Rule 1” about inciting Read more…


A federal lawsuit accusing Twitter of sex trafficking can move forward, says District Judge Joseph C. Spero, in a decision that could portend a dangerous expansion of how courts define “sex trafficking.” The case is one of the first to Read more…


In another chilling statement, the White House said on Tuesday that social media companies should be “held accountable” for allowing Americans to post what it deems “disinformation.” During an interview with Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC, White House Communications Director Kate Read more…


In the name of targetting prominent critics of vaccines, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.) has proposed a bill that would revoke liability protections from online platforms that spread so-called “misinformation.” Klobuchar’s bill, unveiled Thursday, would create an exception to Section 230, Read more…