March 1, 2023 3:51 am
6 Ways The Censorship Complex Silences Speech It Doesn’t Want You To Say Or Hear
Thanks to the Censorship Complex, Americans are no better off than the citizens of authoritarian countries with state-controlled media.
Tags: censorship, FBI, FEDERALIST, First Amendment, free speech, twitter
February 28, 2023 6:45 am
40 Percent of Liberal Professors Are Afraid They’ll Lose Their Jobs Over a Misunderstanding
A new survey from FIRE reveals rampant illiberalism and self-censorship among young faculty.
Tags: censorship, Civil Liberties, First Amendment, free speech, REASON
February 27, 2023 12:00 pm
New York’s Message to Gun Owners: You Can Have a Carry Permit. Good Luck Using It.
A New York Times story about the state’s location-specific gun bans glosses over the vast territory they cover.
Tags: First Amendment, Gun Control, Gun Rights, REASON, second amendment, Supreme Court
February 24, 2023 1:10 pm
Any of These Supreme Courts Cases Could Crush the Internet
The Court’s decisions in Gonzalez and subsequent cases could lead to impossible, incompatible consequences.
Tags: First Amendment, free speech, Google, Internet, REASON, Supreme Court
February 24, 2023 11:07 am
Ron DeSantis Wants To Cultivate ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ by Censoring Universities
Florida’s H.B. 999 claims to support “viewpoint diversity” and “intellectual rigor.” It does just the opposite.
Tags: censorship, Civil Liberties, education, First Amendment, free speech, Legislation, REASON
February 23, 2023 2:01 pm
Arizona House Passes a Bill That Would Force Children To Say the Pledge of Allegiance
“The current law is that parents have a right to direct the education of their child,” said the bill’s sponsor. “And this is a parents’ rights state.”
Tags: education, First Amendment, free speech, REASON
February 23, 2023 7:15 am
Why Vivek Ramaswamy’s Plan To Ban ‘Viewpoint Censorship’ Is A Terrible Idea
All his proposal would do is expand state interference in speech.
Tags: FEDERALIST, First Amendment
February 22, 2023 1:27 pm
Ron DeSantis Wants To Rewrite Defamation Law
“The bill is an aggressive and blatantly unconstitutional attempt to rewrite defamation law in a manner that protects the powerful from criticism by journalists and the public,” said one attorney.
Tags: First Amendment, free speech, Legislation, REASON
February 21, 2023 6:30 am
During Surprise Trip to Kyiv, Biden Promises Endless Support for Ukraine War
Plus: The National Endowment for Democracy ends funding of conservative media blacklist, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear major internet free speech case, and more…
Tags: First Amendment, free speech, Government spending, Internet, REASON, Russia, war
February 16, 2023 11:00 am
District Court Halts New York Law Forcing Online Platforms To ‘Respond’ to ‘Hateful’ Speech
“Today’s decision is a victory for the First Amendment that should be celebrated by everyone who hopes to see the internet continue as a place where even difficult and contentious issues can be debated and discussed freely,” said one attorney.
Tags: First Amendment, free speech, Internet, REASON
February 16, 2023 12:00 am
How A Terrorist Victim Can Help The Supreme Court Address Section 230
Big Tech takes a big interpretation of Section 230. The statute and the Constitution, however, suggest Big Tech has overplayed its hand.
Tags: censorship, constitution, discrimination, FEDERALIST, First Amendment, free speech, Google, Internet, law, Supreme Court, Terrorism
February 15, 2023 1:20 pm
U.S. Bishops Silent After FBI Claims Conservative Catholics Are ‘White Supremacists’
What has the Catholic Church hierarchy had to say in the seven days since the slanderous FBI report leaked? Nothing.
Tags: FBI, FEDERALIST, First Amendment, religion
February 14, 2023 9:01 pm
The Perils of Trying To Curtail Hazily Defined ‘Disinformation’
A government-supported organization’s controversial ratings of online news sources illustrate the challenge of deciding what qualifies as disinformation.
Tags: censorship, First Amendment, free speech, REASON
February 14, 2023 7:03 am
U.S. State Department Funds a Disinformation Index That Warns Advertisers To Avoid Reason
Reason is listed among the “ten riskiest online news outlets” by a government-funded disinfo tracker.
Tags: First Amendment, free speech, REASON