The Encroachment of the Unsayable

Our compromised liberalism has left a generation of writers weighing their words in fear.

#charlie-hebdo, #france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hitchens-christopher, #liberalism-us-politics, #netherlands, #packer-george, #pen-american-center, #vanity-fair, #writing-and-writers

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Where Liberal Power Lies

And why conservatives fear the creep of authoritarianism, too.

#ahmari-sohrab, #conservatism-us-politics, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #new-york-post, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook and Twitter Dodge a 2016 Repeat, and Ignite a 2020 Firestorm

The companies have said they would do more to stop misinformation and hacked materials from spreading. This is what that effort looks like.

#biden-hunter, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

#biden-hunter, #blackburn-marsha, #cruz-ted, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #jordan-jim-1964, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation

How a torrent of propaganda, lies and conspiracy theories has weaponized the First Amendment.

#censorship, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Do Cuomo’s New Covid Rules Discriminate Against Religion?

I almost always side with protecting houses of worship. But there are limits.

#agudath-israel-of-america, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #new-york-city, #religion-state-relations

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban

The order is a setback in the president’s efforts to block a Chinese social media app that he has labeled a national security threat. The ban had been set to go into effect on Sunday night.

#chinese-americans, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #wechat-mobile-app

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Colleges, Conservatives and the Kakistocracy

Universities with traditionally progressive ideals can welcome conservative views, and still reject authoritarianism and hate.

#colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression

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Trump Defends Indoor Rally, but Aides Express Concern

“I’m on a stage, and it’s very far away,” Mr. Trump said of the gathering on Sunday. His own campaign aides privately called the move a game of political Russian roulette.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #henderson-nev, #masks, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Resumes the Rallies He Cherishes, but Covid Vexes His Plans

With hyperbole and falsehoods, the president has increased stops at airports that resemble campaign rallies, his favorite type of politicking. But Nevada said the events violated health restrictions and canceled two rallies there.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #masks, #michigan, #nevada, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ayad Akhtar to Lead PEN America

The Pulitzer-winning playwright, whose new book, “Homeland Elegies,” comes out this month, succeeds the novelist Jennifer Egan at the literary organization.

#akhtar-ayad, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #homeland-elegies-a-novel-book, #news-and-news-media, #writing-and-writers

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Hong Kong Police Block Protests Over Delayed Election

Thousands of officers flooded the streets to stop a demonstration that had been planned to show public anger over the postponement and the imposition of a draconian security law.

#chan-figo, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #leung-kwok-hung, #politics-and-government, #tam-tak-chi, #wong-raphael

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Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping.

A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

#censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #toronto-ontario, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Charlie Hebdo Republishes Cartoons That Prompted Deadly 2015 Attack

The decision by the French satirical magazine to recirculate cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam coincides with the start of a long-awaited trial for the attack that killed 11 of its staff.

#cabut-jean-1938-2015, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #charlie-hebdo, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #kouachi-cherif-1982-2015, #kouachi-said-1980-2015, #magazines, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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A Lawyer’s Tweets Put India’s Supreme Court on Trial and Him at Risk of Imprisonment

Prashant Bhushan, a prominent lawyer who criticized India’s Supreme Court, could be sentenced to jail after he was found in contempt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #politics-and-government, #prashant-bhushan, #sharad-arvind-bobde, #social-media, #twitter

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Threatened by Facebook Disinformation, a Monk Flees Cambodia

A smear campaign linked to the Cambodian government went viral on the social media platform, sending an activist Buddhist cleric into exile to protect himself.

#cambodia, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hun-sen, #luon-sovath, #monasteries-and-monks, #privacy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Thailand Police Arrest Activists, Escalating Protest Crackdown

Rappers, a lawyer and other government critics have been accused of sedition, a crime that can carry a 7-year prison sentence.

#bangkok-thailand, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #thailand

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A College’s ‘Free Speech Areas’ Face Supreme Court Review

The justices will consider whether a student’s First Amendment lawsuit may proceed after a college in Georgia abandoned its restrictions.

#appeals-courts-us, #carr-christopher-m, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgia, #religion-and-belief, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #uzuegbunam-chike

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Joshua Wong: Hong Kong Still Has Many Ways to Resist

We will respond to repression by demonstrating our solidarity creatively.

#apple-daily, #censorship, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lai-jimmy, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #media, #national-peoples-congress-china, #news-and-news-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #taiwan

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Facial Recognition Start-Up Mounts a First Amendment Defense

Clearview AI has hired Floyd Abrams, a top lawyer, to help fight claims that selling its data to law enforcement agencies violates privacy laws.

#abrams-floyd, #citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission-supreme-court-decision, #clearview-ai-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression

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We’re All Hong Kongers Now

China wants to swallow up Hong Kong’s remaining freedoms. But it can’t be allowed to arrest, on American soil, a U.S. citizen.

#apple-inc, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freedom-of-assembly, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #fugitives, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #national-basketball-assn, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-hong-kong, #xi-jinping

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A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’

A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

#books-and-literature, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan

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Homeland Security Reassigns Official Whose Office Compiled Intelligence on Journalists

Brian Murphy’s office compiled reports of protesters and journalists who were covering the Trump administration’s response to unrest in Portland, Ore., last month.

#espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department, #murphy-brian-j, #news-and-news-media, #portland-ore, #wolf-chad-f

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The Supreme Court’s Religious Wing Takes on Covid-19 Restrictions

The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #alliance-defending-freedom, #calvary-chapel-dayton-valley-dayton-nev, #casinos, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gorsuch-neil-m, #nevada, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

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If Our Masks Could Speak

Something that’s supposed to cover our mouths speaks volumes about how crazy some people have gotten.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #masks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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This Column Is Not About Cancel Culture

It’s about attention.

#computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #west-kanye

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Army Pauses Twitch Game Streaming After First Amendment Claim

Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Government Denies Cohen Was Imprisoned to Stop Trump Book

The denial came in response to a lawsuit filed by Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, that said he was being punished for speaking out.

#barr-william-p, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #ex-convicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #justice-department, #new-york-city, #otisville-ny, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Michael Cohen Claims in Suit He Was Imprisoned to Stop Trump Book

President Trump’s former lawyer said in court papers that officials returned him to prison to prevent him from finishing a book that paints the president as a racist.

#cohen-michael-d-1966, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #prisons-and-prisoners, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Should We Cancel Aristotle?

He defended slavery and opposed the notion of human equality. But he is not our enemy.

#aristotle, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #philosophy, #slavery-historical, #social-media

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The Legal System Should Not Be a Tool for Bullies

A bill in New York would discourage frivolous lawsuits aimed at chilling free speech.

#cohen-stephen-i, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-state, #nunes-devin-g, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Do Progressives Have a Free Speech Problem?

The illiberal left is a lot less threatening than the right. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

#censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #harpers-magazine, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment

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How a Famous Harvard Professor Became a Target Over His Tweets

The outcry over free speech and race takes aim at Steven Pinker, the best-selling author and well-known scholar.

#colleges-and-universities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #harvard-university, #linguistic-society-of-america, #pinker-steven

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10 Theses About Cancel Culture

What we talk about when we talk about “cancellation.”

#colbert-stephen, #conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #liberalism-us-politics, #maher-bill, #rowling-j-k, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Philippine Congress Officially Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster

By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.

#abs-cbn-corp, #duterte-rodrigo, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #news-and-news-media, #philippines, #television

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Inside the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Birth Control Coverage

A victory for religious employers is a defeat for their employees — and for the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us

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Facebook Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

An independent audit faulted the social network for “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” that affect its users — and potentially the November elections.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Flunks New Audit on Civil Rights, Hate Speech and Voter Suppression

Report warns that the social media company may be “driving people toward self-reinforcing echo chambers of extremism.”

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #muslims-and-islam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests

Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China’s punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #whatsapp-inc

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Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

The social network said it would review the city’s punitive new national security law, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by a large American tech company.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #whatsapp-inc

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Colleges Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racist Social Media Posts Emerge

Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.

#admissions-standards, #black-lives-matter-movement, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #floyd-george-d-2020, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #united-states

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Hong Kong Security Law Sends a Chill Over the City

Protesters are deleting their accounts on Twitter and Telegram. Booksellers, professors and nonprofits are questioning their future.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #news-and-news-media

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Reddit’s Steve Huffman on Banning ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hate-crimes, #huffman-steve-1983, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Texas Prosecutor Resigns Over Facebook Post About Nazi Germany

The post, shared last week by Kaylynn Williford, was criticized for appearing to equate protesters against racism and police brutality with Nazis who “tore down statues.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #district-attorneys, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-county-tex, #ogg-kim, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #williford-kaylynn

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Judge Weighs Administration Request to Order Bolton to Try to Pull Back Book

A lawyer for President Trump’s former national security adviser called the request “theater,” portraying it as legally and practically impossible.

#bolton-john-r, #books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cooper-charles-j, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #justice-department, #lamberth-royce-c, #national-security-council, #simonschuster-inc, #the-room-where-it-happened-a-white-house-memoir-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Just How Secular Should America Be?

Monday’s Supreme Court decision on sex discrimination was a blow for religious freedom. That’s a problem — for both sides.

#freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #religion-and-belief, #supreme-court-us

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Zoom Blocks Activist After Tiananmen Vigil

Though the account was restored, the digital commemoration of the 1989 crackdown in Beijing spotlights thorny questions for a company with operations in both the United States and China.

#censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #yuan-eric-s, #zhou-fengsuo, #zoom-video-communications

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Ivanka Trump Blames ‘Cancel Culture’ After College Pulls Her Commencement Speech

Wichita State University Tech rescinded Ms. Trump’s invitation after students and faculty members condemned the Trump administration’s response to protests.

#commencement-speeches, #conservatism-us-politics, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wichita-state-university

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The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation

Many in tech cheered when Twitter added labels to President Trump’s tweets. But civil libertarians caution that social media companies are moving into uncharted waters.

#computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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