Rapper’s Arrest Awakens Rage in Spanish Youth Chafing in Pandemic

Nearly two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations have turned into a collective outcry from young adults who see bleak futures and precious time lost to lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hasel-pablo-1988, #juan-carlos-i-king-of-spain, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #youth

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Bangladeshi Writer, Detained Over Social Media Posts, Dies in Jail

The death of Mushtaq Ahmed has renewed alarm about the country’s use of a draconian digital security law to crack down on dissent.

#ahmed-mushtaq-d-2021, #bangladesh, #censorship, #deaths-fatalities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #wazed-hasina

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Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

#comedy-and-humor, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #great-britain, #greer-germaine, #izzard-eddie, #rowling-j-k, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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A Spreadsheet of China’s Censorship Shows the Human Toll

An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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The Campaign to Cancel Wokeness

How the right is trying to censor critical race theory.

#censorship, #crenshaw-kimberle-williams, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia?

The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation.

#censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications

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In Canada, Did a Comedian’s Joke Go Too Far?

A Supreme Court case focused on a comedy routine mocking a disabled teenager could help shape the limits of free speech — and humor — in Canada.

#canada, #comedy-and-humor, #disabilities, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #montreal-quebec, #quebec-city-quebec

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Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél had been sentenced to prison after voicing support for insurgents and insulting an ex-king, but barricaded himself in a university. His arrest led to protests in multiple cities.

#barcelona-spain, #catalonia-spain, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #madrid-spain, #pablo-hasel, #rap-and-hip-hop, #spain

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Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Faces Its First Major Test

The questions are bigger than whether Trump should have been suspended.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oversight-board-facebook, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mercer-rebekah-a-1973, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bharatiya-janata-party, #delhi-india, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #thunberg-greta

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Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

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Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

#artificial-intelligence, #astral-codex-ten, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #names-personal, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationalists, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #siskind-scott, #slate-star-codex, #substack-inc, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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The Economic Case for Regulating Social Media

The core business model of platforms like Facebook and Twitter poses a threat to society and requires retooling, an economist says.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conspiracy-theories, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-speech, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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Meaning of Incitement May Differ in a Court Than in an Impeachment Trial

The Supreme Court has placed strict First Amendment limits on incitement charges in court. But many legal scholars say they do not apply in impeachment trials.

#constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #impeachment, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78

As the publisher of a notorious sexually explicit magazine, he found himself at the nexus of a cultural and legal war and became an unlikely free-speech hero.

#deaths-obituaries, #flynt-larry, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hustler, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #libel-and-slander, #magazines, #pornography

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Twitter Removes Accounts in India Under Pressure From Modi

The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.

#agriculture-and-farming, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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Clubhouse Cracked China’s Firewall. A People Shined Through.

China’s censors finally blocked Clubhouse, but not before users were able to bypass the caricatures painted by government-controlled media and freely discuss their hopes and fears.

#censorship, #china, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mobile-applications, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

The former president’s second impeachment trial begins oral arguments on Tuesday. But conservative media organizations face an even more consequential test in the weeks and months ahead.

#conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back

A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #diei-kimberly, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-tennessee

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Parler CEO John Matze Says He Was Fired

John Matze, who led the social media platform that was popular with conservatives, said he recently disagreed with one of the site’s backers, Rebekah Mercer.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #matze-john, #mercer-rebekah-a-1973, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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India’s Response to Farmer Protests Stirs Fears of Modi’s Power

Critics say Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach to dissent increasingly involves stifling dissenting voices, blocking the internet and cracking down on journalists.

#agriculture-and-farming, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #modi-narendra, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Impeachment Case Argues Trump Was ‘Singularly Responsible’ for Capitol Riot

The House managers cited the Constitution’s framers in urging that Donald J. Trump be convicted and disqualified from holding office. Mr. Trump’s lawyers said the Senate had no jurisdiction.

#constitution-us, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis

These steps, experts say, could prod more people to abandon the scourge of hoaxes and lies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Letter to My Conservative Friends

Hold us accountable, but please do the same for the charlatans who deceive you, use you and cheat you.

#cable-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #frauds-and-swindling, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oregon, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yamhill-ore

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Why Is Big Tech Policing Free Speech? Because the Government Isn’t

Deplatforming President Trump showed that the First Amendment is broken — but not in the way his supporters think.

#amazon-com-inc, #censorship, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #parler-llc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Rupert Murdoch, Accepting Award, Condemns ‘Awful Woke Orthodoxy’

Mr. Murdoch of News Corp, who spoke in a video, has been relatively quiet publicly in recent years. He called conformity on social media “a straitjacket on sensibility.”

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #censorship, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #murdoch-rupert, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.

A new kind of corporate supercourt is looking for legitimacy.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oversight-board, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Weird and Wonderful Taxidermy

Donald J. Trump is not the only one departing

#australia, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #melbourne-australia, #museums, #otters-animals

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On Arab Spring Anniversary, Tunisia, Its Birthplace, Erupts

Tunisians are putting their hard-won right to criticize the government to good use. They just wish there were less to protest.

#ben-ali-zine-el-abidine, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #tunisia

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #inaugurations, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vijaya-gadde, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny After Trump Ban

Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.

#computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #violence-media-and-entertainment

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Don’t Let Trump’s Second Trial Change the First Amendment

The House was right to impeach the president, but the legal definition of incitement shouldn’t give way in the process.

#constitution-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #mckesson-deray-1985, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Changing the Internet Law That Lets Twitter Ban Trump

In a special bonus episode of “The Argument,” Jane Coaston defends the law that made the internet as we know it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #section-230, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Impeachment Is a Call for ‘Moral Clarity’

We must clear an ecosystem of mass delusion spread by Fox News and many Republicans.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #impeachment, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How ‘Orwellian’ Became an All-Purpose Insult

Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Jr. are just the latest in a long line of people who have used the word as a cudgel for settling scores and scoring points.

#1984-book, #books-and-literature, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #orwell-george, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Citing Taylor Swift, Supreme Court Seems Set to Back Nominal Damages Suits

Three justices discussed the singer in a case over whether two students could sue their college for violating their First Amendment rights.

#constitution-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgia, #georgia-gwinnett-college, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #swift-taylor, #uzuegbunam-chike, #washington-dc

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The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up

Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

#amazon-com-inc, #bill-of-rights-us, #censorship, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #debates-political, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #impeachment, #jones-alex-1974, #liberalism-us-politics, #libertarianism-us-politics, #navalny-aleksei-a, #parler-llc, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #science-and-technology, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Trump Was Kicked Off Twitter. Who’s Next?

We should be wary of corporate power over political speech.

#facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Can Trump Be Charged for a Crime for Incendiary Speech Before Capitol Riot?

The president’s actions just before his supporters’ deadly rampage at the Capitol has created new risks for him.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #immunity-from-prosecution, #impeachment, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Does Trump Face Legal Jeopardy for His Incendiary Speech Before the Riot?

The president’s actions just before his supporters’ deadly rampage at the Capitol has created new risks for him.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #immunity-from-prosecution, #impeachment, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Parler, a Chosen App of Trump Fans, Became a Test of Free Speech

The app has renewed a debate about who holds power over online speech after the tech giants yanked their support for it and left it fighting for survival. Parler was set to go dark on Monday.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter

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A Year After Wuhan, China Tells a Tale of Triumph (and No Mistakes)

The Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to hide its missteps have taken on new urgency as the anniversary of the world’s first Covid-19 lockdown nears.

#censorship, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #documentary-films-and-programs, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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Apple and Google Cut Off Parler, an App That Drew Trump Supporters

The companies removed the “free speech” social network from their app stores, limiting its reach just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.

#apple-inc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartphones, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Twitter’s Ban on Trump Shows Where Power Now Lies

The ability of a handful of people to control our public discourse has never been more obvious.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gab-ai-inc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump’s Suspended Twitter, Hawley’s Canceled Book and the First Amendment

There are reasons to question the wisdom of recent actions by Twitter in barring President Trump from its site and Simon & Schuster in canceling the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s book. But the First Amendment is on their side.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #simonschuster-inc, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Have Trump’s Lies Wrecked Free Speech?

A debate has broken out over whether the once-sacrosanct constitutional protection of the First Amendment has become a threat to democracy.

#constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #cyberharassment, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wu-timothy

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A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts a First Amendment Showdown

A Pennsylvania school district has asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether students may be disciplined for what they say on social media.

#cyberharassment, #education, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #supreme-court-us

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The Sidney Awards

A hard year produces great writing.

#eels, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #race-and-ethnicity, #two-thousand-twenty, #writing-and-writers

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How China Censored Covid-19

Thousands of internal directives and reports reveal how Chinese officials stage-managed what appeared online in the early days of the outbreak.

#censorship, #china-digital-times, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberspace-administration-of-china, #epidemics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hangzhou-china, #li-wenliang, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #wechat-mobile-app, #weibo-corporation, #xi-jinping

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