Plus: A listener inquires about the potential positive effects of ranked-choice voting reforms.
The Kids Online Safety Act imposes an amorphous "duty of care" that would compromise anonymous speech and restrict access to constitutionally protected content.
The legislation is also terrible on free speech and poses global risks.
A boomer, a Gen Xer, and a Millennial discuss the causes and conflicts of today's generational gaps.
"Can someone quickly remind me why we were removing—rather than demoting/labeling—claims that Covid is man made," asked Meta's president for global affairs.
Plus: GOP candidate defends “limited role of government” in parental decisions for transgender kids, some common sense about Diet Coke and cancer, and more…
Some Critics of the Ruling Against Biden's Censorship by Proxy Have a Beef With the 1st Amendment Itself
"Disinformation" researchers alarmed by the injunction against government meddling with social media content admire legal regimes that allow broad speech restrictions.
Critics of the Ruling Against Biden's Anti-'Misinformation' Crusade See No Threat to Freedom of Speech
The response to the decision illustrates the alarming erosion of bipartisan support for the First Amendment.
Government bullying won’t fix censorship caused by government bullying.
Unfortunately, there is reason to doubt that the judge's decision will meaningfully constrain the feds.
Lai's media company covered the Communist government's abuses when other Hong Kong media wouldn't.
If you can't force a web designer to serve a gay wedding, can you force a web platform to serve a politician?
Thin-skinned authoritarians of the world, unite!
A City Banned Pride Month–Themed Library Displays. Then It Threatened Employees Who Criticized the Decision.
After officials in Orem, Utah, banned “heritage month” displays in the public library, it threatened to discipline librarians who criticized the censorship.
Current culture wars are just one more manifestation of the reality that public education routinely devolves into indoctrination and imposition of majoritarian ideology on dissenters. But school choice can help mitigate that problem.
Plus: A listener question considers the pros and cons of the libertarian focus on political processes rather than political results.
"We find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech."
A new report calls for policy makers to take action when none is required.
The narrow rulings concluded the platforms aren’t responsible for bad people using their communication services.
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From Russiagate to COVID discourse, elites in government and the media are trying to control and centralize free speech and open inquiry.
What happened to the claim that this was just about protecting young children?
One of America's richest art forms suffers for seeming realer than other literature. But the war against "graphic imagery" is really a war against certain truths.
The COVID-19 lab leak theory was labeled "misinformation." Now it's the most plausible explanation.
Plus: Dueling court decisions on an abortion drug, an update from Riley Gaines, and more...
As former Backpage execs await their August trial, the shutdown is still worsening the lives it was supposed to improve.
New bill makes a mockery of parents’ rights, school choice, and educational freedom.
Three reasons not to ban the popular social media app
Plus: States consider mandatory anti-porn filters, tariffs create baby formula shortages (again), and more...
Today, TikTok. Tomorrow, who knows?
Which sentence in this podcast was generated using A.I.?
This was never about shielding just the youngest kids from sexual topics.
The legal challenge to censorship by proxy highlights covert government manipulation of online speech.
The latest Twitter Files shows a partnership between Stanford University researchers and government-funded organizations encouraged social media companies to police true information.
"Professors are not mouthpieces for the government," says FIRE's Joe Cohn. "For decades, the Supreme Court of the United States has defended professors' academic freedom from governmental intrusion."
In countries that privatized, there are fewer delays and costs are lower. But labor unions and the private plane lobby stand in the way.