Cuba is using the internet to experiment with toning down its political censorship in a sign that a glimmer of glasnost has arrived on the Communist-run Caribbean island.
Facebook just updated its community guidelines to clamp down on misconduct on the site, which means that scrolling through your news feed will be that much less interesting, but probably a little bit safer; .....
Net neutrality is a classic Trojan horse
FCC cherry picking existing laws for cable, radio & broadband to regulate Internet
After an aviation safety inspector in the FAA's Tampa office sent a legal notice to a man regarding his "use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) for commercial purposes" earlier this week for posting drone footage to YouTube
In National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie in 1977, the protection of the First Amendment was for unpopular speech. After all, popular speech needed no protection. It was not to say that the speech was worthwhile, or
Chris Hedges Greatest Speech Ever Made
A San Diego man with no criminal record is facing a possible life term in prison for flashing gang signs in some Facebook photos. Aaron Harvey and 14 other men, including the rapper Tiny Doo, were charged under an obscure California law
US Radar System Falls Into Rebel Hands?
A shooting at a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and a second shooting hours later outside a synagogue left two dead and five police officers wounded in Copenhagen
February 5, 2015. There is a brouhaha underway about an American journalist who told a story about being in a helicopter in a war zone.
From Tehran to Paris to Washington, the worldwide repression of press freedom intensifies
San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities.
A 16-year-old high school student was taken into police custody on Thursday and indicted for "defending terrorism." His alleged crime? He posted on Facebook a cartoon "representing a person holding the magazine Charlie Hebdo,
It's not just about 'fake news stories'
In 1957, publisher Samuel Roth spent his 63rd birthday in federal prison. His appeal denied by the US Supreme Court, he would end up serving every day of his 5 year sentence. The crime? He had placed "obscene" books (and flyers advertising these
Barack Obama's Attorney for Tennessee Bill Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI's Knoxville Division, want Americans to know if you say something negative towards Islam or Muslims, they may imprison you.
President Obama & Prime Minister Cameron Explain How They Are 'Fixing' Freedom Of Speech - Live Feed.
France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West's "Free Speech" Celebration
Well that didn't take long. Just three days after the French government hosted dozens of foreign leaders in a "unity rally" to defend free speech in the wake of last week's shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine, France has begun arresting it
The Western reaction to last week's terror attacks in Paris has been rife with double standards as U.S. and European politicians and pundits reinvent themselves as purists on freedom of the press and compound the hypocrisy by ignoring the longstand
John Bush provides and update from the Ross Ulbricht trial - James Babb handed out flyers in front of the courthouse where the Ross Ulbricht trial was being held and gives us a report - Patrick Wood talks about his new book, Technocracy Rising:
Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith.
France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since the Paris terror attacks.
Republicans are condemning President Obama's failure to attend the Charlie Hebdo march in Paris as is omission was the equivalent of a hate crime.
The French government is doubling down on criminalizing speech in the name of free speech after the massacre. France has reportedly made dozens of arrests of people who glorify terrorism and engage in hateful or antiSemitic speech.
Defending free speech and free press rights, which typically means defending the right to disseminate the very ideas society finds most repellent, has been one of my principal passions for the last 20 years: previously as a lawyer and now as a journa
There has been a global outpouring of support for free speech (more precisely, speech without consequence) in the wake of a recent tragedy…well let's have Time Magazine tell the tale:
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