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Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech news and analysis from The Nation
February 24, 2021
The Threat Against Free Speech on Hungary’s Airwaves
The government shut down a station that connected many listeners—particularly the elderly—to their country and the world.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
September 10, 2020
Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court
In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.
July 30, 2020
How the DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists in Portland
In spite of a federal restraining order, a leaked document describes when DHS agents can still arrest journalists and legal observers.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win
His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.
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May 8, 2020
Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia
Authorities are tightening the screws on journalists and those who speak out. Growing civil solidarity may be the response.
March 27, 2020
This Was Never Just About Woody Allen. It Still Isn’t.
Against the vice cop of the mind.
February 27, 2020
The President Poses a Clear and Present Danger to the First Amendment
A Trump campaign suit against
The New York Times
shows how far he will take attacks on press freedom.
November 8, 2019
The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom
Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus.
October 16, 2019
Colleges Are Spreading Trump’s Disingenuous Notion of ‘Free Speech’
In the name of free speech, universities are suppressing student protests in increasingly draconian ways.