Rory Truex, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, told students not to take his course on Chinese politics if they currently reside in China. Truex told the Daily Princetonian the course covers subjects the Chinese government may consider sensitive and could endanger students. American academics […]
On Friday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump. But Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that it “sets a precedent I feel is dangerous.” The ban came two days after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building. During the attack, Trump […]
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would shut down Twitter if his lawyers could find a way to do it. The president’s comments came as he signed an executive order seeking to crack down on Twitter and other social-media companies over allegations of censorship and bias against conservatives. After […]
An open letter signed by 10 Wuhan professors argues that the Chinese government needs to enforce its own freedom of speech articles in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China. The letter follows the death of Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor who was reprimanded by police for “making false […]
In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: To create an independent oversight board that could overrule Facebook’s content moderation guidelines, and even Zuckerberg himself. The board is independent from Facebook, but Facebook is funding the board’s operations to the tune of $US130 million. If users believe […]
Facebook has the largest reach of any social network in the world, with over 2 billion users. The size of Facebook’s ad network has led to issues of fake news. And while the company has made efforts to fact-check some posts on the platform, Facebook has said that it would […]
The writer of “The Social Network” – the movie about Facebook’s founding – just published a scathing letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in The New York Times. “You and I want speech protections to make sure no one gets imprisoned or killed for saying or writing something unpopular, not […]
Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts on freedom of expression and Facebook’s role on the internet during a 35-minute speech at Georgetown University. During the speech, the Facebook CEO and cofounder focused on how free expression on the site had led to powerful social movements, and he identified three major threats […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will share his views on freedom of expression during a live speech on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. Zuckerberg said the speech will focus on why it’s important for people to have a voice and the biggest threats to freedom of speech on the internet and […]
Several prominent US lawmakers have criticised the NBA for distancing itself from the Houston Rockets’ general manager, Daryl Morey, after he expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. Morey faced a furious backlash from Chinese sponsors and NBA viewers over the tweet, which he deleted, and was forced into an […]
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at the centre of a legal firestorm surrounding her decision to block several individuals and organisations who have criticised her or engaged in “ongoing harassment” from following her personal Twitter account. Ocasio-Cortez has been accused of violating the First Amendment right to free speech because […]
Over the weekend, 22 people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A manifesto said to be from the shooting suspect appeared beforehand on an anonymous web forum named 8chan, which is owned and operated by […]
President Donald Trump’s lawyers want to squash a defamation lawsuit the adult-film star Stormy Daniels filed against him earlier this year. A motion filed by Trump’s lawyers in Los Angeles on Monday asks a judge to dismiss the lawsuit, saying it “chills the president’s free speech.” It also claims Daniels, […]
Mark Meechan, also known as “Count Dankula,” posted a video of his girlfriend’s pug giving a Nazi salute on YouTube. His April 2016 video showed clips of the dog responding to statements such as “Sieg Heil” and “gas the Jews.” The Scotsman was found guilty of committing a hate crime […]
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