"Everything about it is designed to chill and intimidate, not to actually cultivate an environment of free speech or dissent," a free speech advocate said.
DeSantis said public universities that the state government determines to be "hotbeds for stale ideology" were "not worth tax dollars."
Bing showed no images when users searched "tank man" amid the Chinese government's crackdown on vigils honoring those killed during the 1989 protests.
Parler returned to Apple’s App Store on Monday after it had been kicked off following the January 6 Capitol Siege.
Samuel Paty, a teacher near Paris, was killed by a radical Chechen teenager after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to students
"The time has come to break up big tech monopolies," Trump said, adding that states should sanction Twitter, Google, and Facebook over censorship.
Hosting Parler is "not a matter of SkySilk endorsing the message, but rather, the right of the messenger to deliver it," SkySilk's CEO said.
In 2020, technology’s true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labour rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build “responsible” tech, Mozilla’s president told Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Clubhouse’s CEO said the currently invite-only platform will open to all users as soon as possible. Clubhouse operates as a real time, audio-only application which allows users to go into individual “rooms” and have open conversations. The site has generated headlines after hosting conversations with public figures like Oprah Winfrey […]
Parler claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Amazon said it was “definitely in this journey with” the social media company as it encountered abuse reports. Parler alleged that Amazon hadn’t raised concerns about Parler’s content moderation system until January 8, disputing Amazon’s claims that it had issued repeated warnings […]
The First Amendment protects the right to express even the most repugnant, hateful speech so long as it is not a direct incitement to violence. President Donald Trump crossed that line at Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally when he urged a mob to march to the US Capitol and “fight […]
Twitter said on Friday that the New York Post’s account “can now tweet again” after initially locking the account for violating its hacked materials and private information policies. Twitter updated the hacked materials policy earlier this month after facing backlash over its decision to restrict the New York Post and […]
A judge said she’s unlikely to let the Trump administration implement its proposed WeChat ban while the case proceeds in court, Bloomberg reported Thursday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in a hearing that she probably won’t grant a stay of her previous order blocking the ban while the Department […]
Facebook is launching its “oversight board” in October, a pseudo-independent group that can review – and overrule – the company’s decisions on difficult content moderation cases. The Oversight Board has been described as a “Supreme Court” tasked with interpreting Facebook’s complex content policies. Julie Owono, an inaugural board member, told […]
It’s become known as the “PMRC Senate hearing,” or the “Tipper Gore-Frank Zappa hearing,” or the “rock-porn hearing.” It was September 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Reagan era. Moral panics were the order of the day. Sen. Al Gore’s wife, Tipper, was upset that a Prince […]
The civil-rights group Muslim Advocates is accusing Facebook of long ignoring repeated warnings that militia and hate groups are promoting violence against Muslims. Muslim Advocates published a timeline Wednesday of 10 instances since 2015 in which it said it alerted the company to militias and hate groups using Facebook events […]
The Vox cofounder’s new book, “One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger,” is a somewhat “off the wall” plea for America to think bigger. A lot bigger. Yglesias argues for massively increasing the population as the best method to maintain global economic dominance and to keep China from overtaking […]