Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential. If that effort is successful, experts wonder whether it
Philadelphia resident Francis Rawls has been in solitary confinement for seven months, despite the fact that he has not been accused of a crime - let alone convicted of one. He may spend the rest of his life in that condition as punishment for inv
Regardless of how you feel about climate change (or any controversial debate for that matter) you probably already know that you can't change someone's mind by persecuting them. You can't a hold a gun to their head, metaphorically or literally,
At the beginning of the year, I outlined three trends we should cheer. And now, just three months later, one of them is proceeding so rapidly that the bad guys are in an outright panic.
One month ago, we cited Turkey's president Tayyip Recep Erdogan who said that "it is not only the person who pulls the trigger, but those who made that possible who should be defined as terrorists, regardless of their title," ...
Two thirds of Germans oppose Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow prosecutors to pursue a case against a German comedian who mocked Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan, a poll published on Sunday showed.
Chalk messages triggered not just students but faculty and staff at the nation's largest Catholic university.
Last week, a line was crossed in the ongoing campaign of liberals to criminalize freedom of expression. The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands subpoenaed a decade of materials and work by a private advocacy group that had dared to question t
We recently discussed how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned his suppression of critics to other countries and was demanding action from governments against his critics.
On Tuesday, a federal judge threatened Shawna Cox with jail is she made any public comments about the Oregon standoff.
During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers.
Any moment now, I expect a knock on my door from black-suited IRS brutes armed with stacks of legal papers, court orders, and a bad attitude.I know what they'll want...Their demands will be for the names, addresses, and other confidential personal
But questions are being asked as to whether those responsible for running of social media organizations, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, are censoring information based on their own ideological viewpoints - or views that they are being paid
Government Seized Zaman on Friday, But German Office Remains Independent
Billionaire, alleged tax-dodger, CEO and all-round PC dullard Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook is not doing enough to combat hate speech.
day after Turkey's top-selling newspaper Zaman was taken over by the state, it dropped its criticisms of the government on Sunday and published flattering stories on President Tayyip Erdogan.
Court Approves Govt 'Trustees' to Run Paper
Is the FBI violating Apple employees' First Amendment rights in its efforts to extract data from a terrorist's iPhone?
While little appreciated and little studied, there is a gigantic difference between forced associations and free associations. But if you pay attention to the issue, you'll find that the very act of forcing people together carries a poison in itsel
As one can clearly observe, Assistant Attorney General, John Carlin, is clearly stating that if one disagrees with the government, they are considered (under the Patriot Act) to be a Homegrown violent extremist.
One of Americans' most sacred constitutional protections ??" the right to say virtually anything we want ??" is withering away during the reign of Barack Obama, aided by a number of factors that have largely been manufactured out of whole clo
Putin Doesn't Need to Censor Books. Publishers Do It for Him.
When student reporters at Mount St. Mary's University, a small Catholic institution in Maryland, published an article in January that quoted the university's president likening struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned, they knew it m
Twitter on Tuesday announced the formation of a new "Trust and Safety Council," which will work to develop policies censoring speech on the site. The group will be comprised of more than 40 organizations from 13 regions around the world.
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states including New Jersey, but the ubiquitous social media giant Facebook apparently doesn't "like" it.
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."? George Orwell
In 2006 -- years before ISIS replaced al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain --
A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in jail for what it said was his extremist activity on the Internet after he urged people to attend a protest against high transport fares and criticized Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Eric Posner is making quite the name for himself as one of free speech's most virulent critics.
British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, academics argue