free speech

RACISM

Twitter Is Sorry 'Kill All Jews' Was a Trending Topic

The hateful phrase was trending in New York after a synagogue was vandalized with graffiti ahead of an event featuring Broad City actress Ilana Glazer.
Sarah Emerson
11.2.18
Content Wars

Facebook Is Using Bad Free Speech Arguments to Defend InfoWars

In a series of tweets, Facebook told reporters that conspiracy theories are a matter of free speech.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.18
free speech online

Federal Judge Tells Trump to Just Mute People on Twitter

A Manhattan federal judge is encouraging a settlement to a First Amendment lawsuit over President Trump's Twitter behavior.
Sarah Emerson
3.8.18
Lil B

Rapper Lil B Sent Us the Posts Facebook Calls ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook says its policies are “race-neutral.”
Jordan Pearson
10.11.17
Radio Motherboard

Big Tech’s Blackballing of Neo-Nazi Sites Shows Who Controls the Internet

This week on Radio Motherboard, we talk about whether corporations should decide who gets to stay online.
Louise Matsakis
8.29.17
rulings

Supreme Court Rules Government Cannot Restrict Your Access to Social Media

A North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media violates the First Amendment, the court ruled.
Louise Matsakis
6.19.17
Engineering the System

Oregon Man Fined for Writing 'I Am an Engineer' Temporarily Wins the Right to Call Himself an 'Engineer'

Mats Järlström was fined $500 by the state of Oregon for writing 'I am an engineer' in an email to the government.
Jason Koebler
5.31.17
Op-Ed

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.
Tanya O'Carroll
5.12.17
Social Media

An Indonesian Instagram Account Is Destroying Celeb Reputations with Gossip

Lambe Turah has millions of followers and zero accountability.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.2.17
420 404

Facebook’s War on Weed Is Totally Legal, But It Still Sucks

Just another reason to reconsider our total reliance on a handful of social media sites.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.20.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Side Effects

Someone Put the Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ Image in the Bitcoin Blockchain to Troll China

TFW you accidentally do a free speech.
Jordan Pearson
3.23.17
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