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Feb 23 2022
Education has always been a battleground in the culture war, but the fight over what can or should be taught in schools has escalated to the point where, as in Virginia, it can determine who is elected to high public office.
Conservatives, like new Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, are convinced the only way to keep the country strong is to restrict education to “positive” or “patriotic”The Fulcrum
Feb 27 2021
This February marked the 25th anniversary of Section 230, which was enacted into law as part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Establishing rules that influenced how the Internet has grown and operated, Section 230 has become a hot topic in recent months. Republicans and Democrats want to reform the law, albeit in different directions and for different reasons.
My first job outRealClearPolitics
Feb 03 2022
Most of us don’t know what we think, really. Throughout our lives we encounter so many influential entities — from our family, our culture, our schools, by advertising, by the media — that we rarely have thoughts that are totally original. Most are variations of what we already know or have been conditioned to think and feel.
How might we learn which thoughts really belong to us, andThe Fulcrum
Jun 08 2022
I’ve covered free speech backsliding both on college campuses and in broader politics , but perhaps more pernicious than either phenomenon is the coordinated stifling of conservative speech online.
This week, the Associated Press reported on nine exploitable vulnerabilities in electronic voting machines from leading vendor Dominion Voting Systems. One might recall Dominion as theWashington Examiner
Dec 08 2020
Information has never been more plentiful or easier to distribute. Yet we are sliding into a new age of censorship and suppression, encouraged by technology giants and traditional media companies. As someone who’s been falsely characterized as a coronavirus “denier,” I have seen this crisis firsthand.
Since June, Amazon has twice tried to suppress self-published booklets I have writtenWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Jul 31 2020
In a sweeping victory for free speech rights in cyberspace, the Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act in Reno v. ACLU in June 1997. The Court granted the highest level of First Amendment protection to the Internet, and cyber-activists are still dancing in the streets.
But is cyberspace really safe from the censors?
Despite the Supreme Court's ruling, states areACLU
May 05 2022
The Infodemic: How Censorship and Lies Made the World Sicker and Less Free, by Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney, Columbia Global Reports, 192 pages, $16
"We're not just fighting an epidemic," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, declared at the Munich Security Conference on February 15, 2020. "We're fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads fasterReason
May 17 2016
Administrators at the popular online forum Reddit have been accused of censorship after quarantining a subreddit titled 'european.'Fox News (Online News)
Aug 08 2022
Sean Bean is not keen on intimacy coordinators, censorship, or fan conventions, apparently. The Game of Thrones alum shared these beliefs in an interview with U.K.’s The Times, saying that intimacy coordinators on film and television sets “spoil the spontaneity” of the scene.Vanity Fair
Jul 28 2022
FOR YEARS, THE anonymity service Tor has been the best way to stay private online and dodge web censorship. Much to the ire of governments and law enforcement agencies, Tor encrypts your web traffic and sends it through a chain of computers, making it very hard for people to track you online. Authoritarian governments see it as a particular threat to their longevity, and in recent months,Wired