Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Sparks Global Outrage Over Saudi Human Rights Abuses

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and longtime critic of the regime in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly murdered at the Saudi consulate on October 2, sparking global outrage over human rights abuses at the hands of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. While Saudi Arabia has...
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Tech Companies May Be Stifling Conservative Speech. Can They Change?

Differences in the way liberals and conservatives view appropriate speech affects what we see online — and can lead to silencing. The Department of Justice and state attorneys general met Tuesday to discuss whether social media companies are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of...
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Fact Check: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling, Philadelphia Eagles Debacle

It’s been a confusing news cycle this week, with conflicting slants leaving people more confused than informed. Let’s take a look at two big stories — the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and the Philadelphia Eagles White House visit — which were riddled with inconsistencies...
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Supreme Court Cake Ruling Heralded by Both Sides

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Some on the Left have said that the verdict is a victory, as the Court's majority opinion does not sanction a First Amendment right to discriminate, but instead...
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Lawsuit against Trump raises question: Is the president's Twitter account a public platform?

Last month, we wrote about Twitter's new tools that help users censor their feeds, thus cementing partisan filter bubbles . This month, a lawsuit against President Trump takes that debate to the next level. The Knight First Amendment Institute , a free speech advocacy organization, is...
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Tolerating Opposing Voices Will Keep Our Spaces Safe

What does freedom mean to you? Do you think we should be free to speak our minds, or do you think we should we be free from hearing opinions that insult our beliefs? Are you willing to give up the right to express yourself if others find your thoughts offensive? In a satirical short video...
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