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More Than a Third of Americans Think the Government Should Regulate Podcasts

A recent Campaign for Free Speech poll, finding widespread hostility among the American public to free speech and free press, is cause for concern....

What Do Trump and AOC Have in Common? Legal Problems.

There’s not much politically in common between President Trump and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But they do face similar legal issues related to the First...

College Campuses: A Free Speech Battlefield

The famous case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) set the standard for free speech in education. In this case, the...

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: Free Speech Essential for Democracy

While speaking at Georgetown University last week, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, addressed the need for more free speech—not less. This comes at a...

Is This the Worst Lawsuit of 2019?

We have freedom of speech in America, but it has limits. For one, if we defame other people—saying something untrue that hurts their reputation—we...

What Should We Do About Hate Speech?

Vile, racist, and bigoted words and thoughts have proliferated since the dawn of social media.  Such “hate speech” does real harm. It can be...