Supreme Court Rules for Student in First Amendment Case

A Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by disciplining a student for off-campus speech, the court ruled.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #levy-brandi, #school-discipline-students, #supreme-court-us

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Judge Narrows Suits Over Clearing of Protesters Before Trump Photo Op

The judge said that federal officials had immunity, and that claims of a conspiracy to clear Lafayette Square for President Donald J. Trump’s walk across it were “simply too speculative.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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George Stranahan, Benefactor of Physicists and Bar Flies, Dies at 89

A venturesome millionaire, he forged an only-in-America career in fields ranging from craft beer to free speech activism to scientific research.

#alcoholic-beverages, #aspen-colo, #aspen-center-for-physics, #bars-and-nightclubs, #beer, #deaths-obituaries, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #nonprofit-organizations, #physics, #stranahan-george-1931-2021

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In the New Hong Kong, Booksellers Walk a Fine Line

Some independent shops flout the new limits on free expression. Others try to come to terms with them. For readers, they offer a sense of connection in a changed city.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

#colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #pen-american-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Publisher Says It Welcomes Conservative Writers Rejected Elsewhere

All Seasons Press, started by former executives from Simon & Schuster and Hachette, plans to publish books by the former Trump officials Mark Meadows and Peter Navarro.

#all-seasons-press, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #burke-louise-publisher, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hartson-kate, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #navarro-peter, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Special IDs for Sex Offenders: Safety Measures or Scarlet Letters?

The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear a First Amendment challenge to a Louisiana law that required driver’s licenses to identify sex offenders.

#drivers-licenses, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #louisiana, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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With a Ban on Navalny’s Group, Putin Sends Clear Message to Biden

The move, just a week before their summit, will likely push the Russian opposition further underground and was a signal that the country’s domestic affairs are not up for discussion.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #navalny-aleksei-a, #nonprofit-organizations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech

Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?

#american-civil-liberties-union, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #cole-david-d, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #skokie-ill

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Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis

An organization that has defended the First Amendment rights of Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan is split by an internal debate over whether supporting progressive causes is more important.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #romero-anthony-d

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A Psychiatrist Invited to Yale Spoke of Fantasies of Shooting White People

The Yale School of Medicine said the tone and content of a lecture by Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who has a private practice in New York, were “antithetical to the values of the school.”

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #dr-aruna-khilanani, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #weiss-bari, #whites, #yale-school-of-medicine, #yale-university

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In Hong Kong, Short-Lived Censorship Hints at a Deeper Standoff

Authorities succeeded in shuttering an activist site for three days. The takedown, and its reversal, presage a battle over internet freedoms.

#censorship, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #politics-and-government, #social-media

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Facebook Plans to End Hands-Off Approach to Politicians’ Posts

The social network, under pressure since barring former President Donald J. Trump, will no longer automatically give world leaders special treatment.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

#colleges-and-universities, #comedy-and-humor, #conservatism-us-politics, #conway-george-t-iii, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-attorneys-general, #federalist-society, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-schools, #paxton-ken, #stanford-university, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tribe-laurence-h, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The FISA Court’s Unnecessary Secrecy

Many of the decisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have not seen the light of day. That’s irreconcilable with the Constitution.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #constitution-us, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #foreign-intelligence-surveillance-court, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #privacy, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #usa-freedom-act, #usa-patriot-act

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Free Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Today words, ideas and a commitment to peaceful protest are no less powerful threats to the Cuban state.

#cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunger-strikes, #politics-and-government

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Twitter Calls on Indian Government to Respect Free Speech

The social media platform criticized what it called “intimidation tactics,” saying it would push back on new rules that it said could rein in free speech online.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Cheerleader, a Snapchat Post and the Supreme Court

Inside the unusual sequence of events behind one of the most important student free speech cases for 50 years.

#cheerleaders, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #school-discipline-students, #snap-inc, #social-media, #supreme-court-us

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Florida, in a First, Will Fine Social Media Companies That Bar Candidates

The new law is a direct response to Facebook’s and Twitter’s suspensions of former President Donald J. Trump.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #desantis-ron, #facebook-inc, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Coco, rescapée de Charlie Hebdo, conjure son épreuve par le dessin

Rescapée de l’attaque contre Charlie Hebdo en 2015, la dessinatrice Corinne Rey a conçu un roman graphique qui s’est attiré la reconnaissance nationale d’un milieu essentiellement masculin

#books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #charlie-hebdo, #content-type-personal-profile, #corinne-rey, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #paris-france, #terrorism

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Coco’s Choice: A Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist’s Road Back From Hell

Since surviving the 2015 attack on the French satirical magazine’s office, Corinne Rey has created a graphic novel and won national recognition in a man’s world.

#books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #charlie-hebdo, #content-type-personal-profile, #corinne-rey, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #paris-france, #terrorism

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Trump Justice Dept. Tried to Use Grand Jury to Identify Nunes Critic on Twitter

An unsealed court filing shows that the social media company fought the subpoena, which the Biden administration is said to have withdrawn.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #justice-department, #nunes-devin-g, #subpoenas, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Efforts to Weed Out Extremists in Law Enforcement Meet Resistance

Oregon, California, Minnesota, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., are seeking to give law enforcement agencies more power to exclude officers with ties to extremist groups.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #state-legislatures

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Nick Clegg Steers Facebook’s Trump Decision

Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister, has shaped the company’s handling of Donald Trump at every turn.

#clegg-nick, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oversight-board-facebook, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Oversight Board Set to Rule on Trump Ban

The panel of about 20 people, including academics and political leaders, will decide whether the company’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump will remain in effect.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Far-Right French Leader Marine Le Pen Acquitted Over ISIS Tweets

Ms. Le Pen, head of the National Rally, posted graphic pictures in 2015 to protest comparisons between the terrorist group and her party.

#france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #le-pen-marine, #national-rally-france, #terrorism

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Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur

A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies.

#academic-freedom, #apologies, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #handler-alan-b, #law-schools, #legal-profession, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #vera-bergelson

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A Lively Supreme Court Argument Over a Cheerleader’s Vulgar Rant

The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-civil-liberties-union, #appeals-courts-us, #breyer-stephen-g, #cheerleaders, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #school-discipline-students, #snap-inc, #social-media, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us

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New York Man Found Guilty of Threatening Democrats After Capitol Riot

Brendan Hunt said videos and social media posts calling for the slaughter of congressional Democrats were just jokes. Jurors were not convinced.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunt-brendan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Prosecutors Are Said to Have Sought Aggressive Approach to Capitol Riot Inquiry

Their proposal was quashed amid concerns that it would violate First Amendment protections, people briefed on the plan said.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is an Activist’s Pricey House News? Facebook Alone Decides.

The New York Post has complained that Facebook is blocking and downplaying its stories. But the platform doesn’t pay any special deference to journalists.

#censorship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #oversight-board-facebook, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Were His Social Media Rants Free Speech or Illegal Threats?

The trial of Brendan Hunt, an avid Trump backer and New York City resident, will be one of the justice system’s first attempts to grapple with the events of Jan. 6.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunt-brendan, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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What Kind of Flag Can I Fly Outside My House?

If you live in a community with a homeowners association, chances are good that you may be limited to just the Stars and Stripes.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #censorship, #colorado, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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100 Days Without Trump on Twitter: A Nation Scrolls More Calmly

Democrats are breathing easier. Republicans are crying censorship. For all of the country’s news consumers, a strange quiet has descended after a four-year bombardment of presidential verbiage.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lai-jimmy, #lee-martin-c-m, #politics-and-government

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A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #california, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hostetter-alan, #hostetter-kristine, #john-birch-society, #liberalism-us-politics, #orange-county-calif, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #rohrabacher-dana, #san-clemente-calif, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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How Kids, Lawsuits and Legislation Can Save Democracy

Three ways out of America’s infodemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #dominion-voting-systems-corp, #facebook-inc, #fox-broadcasting-co, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #smartmatic-sgo-group, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Misinformation Isn’t Just on Facebook and Twitter

Broadcast television and talk radio are just as problematic as social media.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #fairness-doctrine, #federal-communications-commission, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #section-230, #social-media, #television, #united-states

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On Google Podcasts, a Buffet of Hate

The platform’s tolerance of white supremacist, pro-Nazi and conspiracy theory content pushes the boundaries of the medium.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hate-speech, #jones-alex-1974, #podcasts, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media

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How The Death of Taylor Force in Israel Echoes Through the Fight Over Online Speech

Lawyers, judges and lawmakers are advancing a bold idea: The powerful algorithms used by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter could make them complicit in offline crimes.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #force-taylor-allen-1987-2016, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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$325,000 Settlement for Teacher Over Trump References Removed From Yearbook

A New Jersey teacher was suspended in 2017 after, she says, the school administration told her to remove a reference to Mr. Trump from a student’s shirt in a photo.

#censorship, #cheryl-dyer, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #susan-parsons, #trump-donald-j, #wall-high-school, #wall-township-nj, #yearbooks

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Our Lonely Chief Justice

A recent solitary dissent by John Roberts points to his isolation from the court’s other conservatives.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #barrett-amy-coney, #federal-courts-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #roberts-john-g-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states

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Tech’s Legal Shield Appears Likely to Survive as Congress Focuses on Details

Section 230 isn’t expected to be revoked, but even the more modest proposals for weakening it could have effects that ripple across the internet.

#facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #hate-speech, #law-and-legislation, #online-advertising, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Backs Georgia Gwinnett College Student’s Free Speech Lawsuit

The 8-to-1 ruling said courts may hear suits seeking only nominal damages. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., dissenting, said the majority had turned judges into advice columnists.

#colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #federal-courts-us, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgia-gwinnett-college, #kagan-elena, #roberts-john-g-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #swift-taylor, #thomas-clarence, #uzuegbunam-chike

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Do Liberals Care if Books Disappear?

The Dr. Seuss cancellation illustrates all the problems that they used to have with censorship.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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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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