Browsing All posts tagged under »Right To Free Speech«

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas ‘Free Speech’ Law

September 20, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas’s “free speech” law on Friday, which would prevent social media companies from censoring certain viewpoints online. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the ruling was a major win. “I just secured a MASSIVE VICTORY for the Constitution & Free […]

Big Tech CAVES, Gives Data To EU In Fight Against ‘Disinformation’

June 17, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech platforms agreed to provide data to the European Union to fight “disinformation” online. Financial Times reported that Meta, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft provided data to individual EU countries, giving the bloc more control over speech online. The countries targeted groups that spread so-called “fake news” via the platforms. “To […]

Now-Abandoned Disinformation Board Was Insult To Free Society

May 19, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Biden administration didn’t create a Ministry of Truth. We don’t have governmental ministries here in the United States. That’s a British thing. We have departments and boards. The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it’s putting a “pause” on its new Disinformation Governance Board. The new agency, announced in April, […]

Biden Disinfo Governance Board Leader Jankowicz Endorsed UK Speech Crackdown

May 13, 2022 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Disinformation Governance Board leader Nina Jankowicz has a history of deriding the very concept of free speech when speaking with political leaders. Jankowicz called to curtail free speech in the name of protecting women from criticism, according to a transcript of a meeting in the UK to consider the Draft Online […]

VA Leads Way As 20 State AGs Warn Biden Orwellian Disinfo Board Is Threat To First Amendment

May 11, 2022 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ The great state of Virginia is leading the way as 20 state attorneys general warned that President Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board is a threat to the First Amendment. The time has come to see whether American states can save the republic. “Virginia is leading a letter with 20 state attorneys […]

Pennsylvania College Reins In Free Speech After Hillsdale Professor’s Talk Leaves Left Grumbling

May 2, 2022 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, has given us yet another disturbing example of modern American colleges’ disdain for free speech. David Azerrad, a professor at Hillsdale College’s D.C. campus, gave a lecture at Saint Vincent on April 8, “Black Privilege and Racial Hysteria in Contemporary America,” and the speech rubbed Gary Quinlivan the wrong way. […]

Musk Makes His Move

April 17, 2022 by

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By Gary Bauer ~ Unlike other American oligarchs, Musk is using his fortune to save American freedom. Twitter is atwitter on the news that Elon Musk has made a bid to buy the entire company! This is the biggest business story of the day, but it’s really not about stock prices or business. It’s about […]

Op-Ed Attacks Elon Musk’s Commitment To Free Speech

April 11, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ In an op-ed published online Friday in The Washington Post, former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao slammed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter and, to put it mildly, his support and vision for free speech. Put simply, she called for Democracy Dying in Darkness. Last week, Musk purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter […]

A Feisty Finn Wins on Faith and Free Speech

April 3, 2022 by

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Emmy Griffin  ~ Tweeting Bible verses on the scriptural view of sex and marriage is officially not hate speech in Finland. ~   Former MP Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola were facing trial for three counts of “hate speech.” This so-called hate speech was the publishing of a pamphlet on the biblical view of […]

Free Speech Advocates BLAST Canada Government For ‘Emergency Act’ Crackdown On Financial Accounts

February 16, 2022 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Freedom advocates sounded the alarm as Canada announced potential financial penalties against Canadians trying to support protestors. Commentators condemned Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland as she announced that banks and payment processors will have the power to shut down accounts associated with Canadian Freedom Convoy protestors without a court order. […]

NY Times Frets About Freedom Of The Press As Palin’s Libel Suit Comes To Court

January 26, 2022 by

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By Clay Waters ~ A June 2017 New York Times editorial falsely linked former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to the 2011 attempted assassination of Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six dead. Palin filed a defamation suit. (Jury selection was delayed after Palin tested positive for Covid.) The Times is worried that […]

Facebook Oversight Board Calls For More ‘Transparency’

September 22, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook Oversight Board is calling for more transparency from the platform. The Board made the recommendation in response to The Journal’s critical reporting of the Big Tech giant and the affect Instagram has on young women and girls. As part of their […]

Pentagon To Spy On Military For ‘Concerning Behaviors’ Online: Report

May 19, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Apparently, America’s real war is within, according to Defense Department official and race hustler Bishop Garrison. He was tagged to lead a new program to spy on soldiers for “concerning behaviors” online. “The [m]ilitary plans to surveil troops’ personal social media accounts for extremist keywords, per internal briefing I obtained,” The […]

‘Digital Black Plague’: Biden’s Leftist Pentagon Pick Condemned Free Speech, Report

May 14, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ A Biden senior Defense Department adviser called free speech a “digital black plague” in a 2018 opinion piece. Bishop Garrison is the new senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense and is already infamous for purging the military’s Trump supporters. A recently surfaced op-ed showed his contempt for America’s fundamental value […]

PolitiFact Editor-In-Chief Calls To Save America By Censoring Free Speech

February 5, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ There is no greater or more ironic threat to free speech than liberal journalists and fact-checkers. PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Angie Drobnic Holan’s piece for Poynter is a great example. “We’ve entered an intense period where false words are inspiring violent deeds,” Holan exclaimed in the opening remarks of her piece condemning free […]

Veritas Leak: Facebook Execs Discuss Crushing Free Speech Under Biden

February 2, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Facebook executives were caught describing their plans to work together with President Joe Biden on censoring free speech. Guerrilla journalism company Project Veritas released a devastating leak on Sunday showing Facebook leadership revealing their leftist ambitions under the new Biden administration. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fawned over Biden’s flurry of executive orders […]

Email Marketing Firm Warns It May Censor Content

October 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In what might be the latest example of censorship by a large tech company, the email marketing company Mailchimp adopted a new policy this week to remove certain content. Mailchimp determined it will use its “sole discretion” to determine whether messages are misleading and can be removed. In a customer message […]

SHAMEFUL: NY Times Magazine’s Cover Story: Free Speech Threatens Democracy

October 22, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Sunday magazine and a professor at Yale Law School, earned the Sunday Magazine’s newest cover story – an 8,000-word jeremiad against free speech. The cover itself was ironic and oh-so-clever: “Free Speech Will Save Our Democracy,” with an online-style warning label overlaid […]

‘Philadelphia Statement’ Defends Free Speech From Cancel Culture

August 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Asserting that cancel culture has put freedom of expression in crisis, a statement initially signed by 45 prominent individuals from universities, think tanks, and other organizations asserts that expressing “ideas we find offensive is not an act of ‘violence.’” Called the Philadelphia Statement, the 845-word document says in part: If we […]

MUCH PROGRESS: Scrabble Community Contemplates Removing Offensive Words

July 7, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ You would never think it possible but – and make sure you’re sitting down for what we’re about to tell you – a board game, a literal board game might have the proposal that will save the world. Yes, we kid you not. A Hasbro product, meant for rainy days and […]

Why Americans Must Stand Up To The Left’s Power Grab

June 13, 2020 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Parts of the movement started by widespread revulsion at the murder of George Floyd have metastasized into a power grab by hard leftists. Their aim goes beyond dismantling the police—likely to have an early sell-by date—but targets the suppression of such tenets of liberalism as speech and property rights. Conservatives who […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Free Speech Jeopardy

February 5, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Free speech by Americans that is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution continues to be under threat. Politicians, media figures and wealthy interest groups remain undaunted in their efforts to stop the speech of others with whom they disagree. The First Amendment contains the affirmation that “Congress […]

Speech Police And Safe Spaces

October 27, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Abandons Quest To Define ‘Harmful Speech’

October 18, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook and its developers have been in the race to define and correct what the platform calls “harmful speech.” But in a speech given to Georgetown University, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a different direction for the company. In his speech, titled “Standing for Voice and Free Expression,” Zuckerberg said that he […]