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Famous Rappers Say Pittsburgh Artist’s Lyrics Are Protected By First Amendment
Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper and music scholars urged the Supreme Court to appeal Jamal Knox's sentencing over his song "F**k the Police."
Journalist Defiant After ‘Malicious’ Arrest
Journalist Maria Ressa says she won’t be intimidated by the Philippine authorities after she was arrested for libel.
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The Tucker Carlson Boycott Isn’t Censorship. It’s Fighting Speech With Speech.
Those who argue otherwise are letting Fox News off the hook.
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Where Kids Find Hate Online -- And Tips For How To Handle It
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Hate speech is everywhere, but there are practical ways to help manage it.
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Who Is Gab Founder Andrew Torba?
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He says he wants to facilitate free speech online. But he created a hate haven for the likes of Robert Bowers.
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Bakery That Rejected Gay Cake Didn't Discriminate Against Customer, UK Court Rules
The owners of Northern Ireland's Ashers Baking say the ruling protects their freedom of speech.
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A George Carlin Movie Is In The Works, And We Can't Wait
Oscar nominee Stan Chervin is writing the screenplay about the prolific comic.
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ACLU Warns Against 'Worrisome' Alex Jones Bans
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says social media platforms shouldn't be "arbiters of truth." The ACLU seems to agree with that sentiment.
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The Problem Isn’t Alex Jones’ Free Speech, It’s Digital Platform Monopolies
The Infowars host hasn't been silenced, but he feels he's been denied an audience because the big tech platforms have a monopoly on your eyeballs.
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Social Media Is A Toxic Mess. It Should Be On The Companies To Fix It.
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The Alex Jones case has only demonstrated the gravity of the problem.
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Alex Jones' 'Free Speech' Shouldn't Be Your Primary Concern
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The safety of marginalized people should matter more than the rights of white men to broadcast hate.
Newseum Is Selling 'Fake News' T-Shirts, And Journalists Aren't Happy About It
The museum dedicated to a free press is also selling MAGA hats and an "alternative facts" T-shirt.
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Rochester School Won’t Let Its First Black Valedictorian Speak, So Mayor Does
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren invited Jaisaan Lovett to give his speech on the city's YouTube channel.
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Cal Poly President Says Frat Member In Blackface Likely Won't Be Expelled
The student said he was not aware of the racist history of blackface in an apology letter.
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Malaysia Outlaws So-Called 'Fake News' With Jail Of Up To Six Years
Critics say the move is aimed at curbing dissent and free speech.
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Why Debates Over Campus Free Speech Miss The Point
Nadirah Farah Foley
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Universities are for learning, and they need to put students’ needs first.
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Arizona State's Ban On Israel Boycotters Tests DOJ’s Free Speech Commitment
Ryan J. Reilly
So far, the Justice Department has focused its efforts on free speech cases involving conservatives and Christians.
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Students Walk Out After Princeton Professor Uses Racial Slur In Class On Hate Speech
Professor emeritus Lawrence Rosen repeatedly used the word "n****r," a student said.
Teacher Speaks Out After Arrest For Criticizing Boss' Raise
“It’s sad that a woman has to be forcibly, violently removed ... for people to start caring.”
Trump’s War On The First Amendment
Donald Trump has redoubled his attacks on the news media, suggesting critical outlets should have their licenses revoked. But how realistic is that actually happening?
TSA Inspecting Your Books
The TSA is looking for more than summer reading recommendations - it’s giving your books extra scrutiny. The government agency says it’s just for security, but it’s raising civil liberty concerns.
Hasan Minhaj Roasts President Trump
Comedian Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” says he was asked not to roast the President or his administration at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He did roast him… and then some.
Trump Meets Egyptian President
President Donald Trump is holding talks with Egyptian President Sisi, hoping to ‘reboot’ relations between the U.S. and Egypt. The White House says Trump will address the accusations of widespread human rights abuses committed under Sisi since he came to power in a military coup in 2013.
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I could feel the hot, glowering stares of the Trumpsters as soon as we hit the streets.
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