free-speech-issues

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What book bans and the Hollywood writers strike have in common | Heather MacDonald

BY: - May 23, 2023

If all else fails, I have to imagine it would be easier to replace studio execs with ChatGPT than the writers.

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The text of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution carved into a stone marker in Philadelphia, Pa.

What the First Amendment really says. Four basic principles of free speech in the U.S. | Opinion

BY: - February 9, 2023

Like all constitutional rights, the right to free speech has its limits. No matter what Elon Musk says.

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Free Speech for Me, Not for Thee: Elon Musk’s Twitter folly | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - December 6, 2022

If Musk thinks free speech means only supporting right-wing populists, he'll learn some costly political lessons.

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What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms? | Opinion

BY: - July 20, 2022

Americans have always held, as a matter of faith, that if they don’t like something, at least they have the freedom to raise hell about it.

Penn Law professor Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania photo)

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’

BY: - July 19, 2022

Professor Amy Wax has been accused of "disparaging immigrants, people of color, and women," according to Penn Law School's dean.

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No, this isn’t Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 9, 2021

When dealing with constitutionally protected speech, the government needs to tread carefully.

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The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2021

As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.

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How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2021

Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.

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Does ‘deplatforming’ really curb online hate speech? 3 experts weigh in | Analysis

BY: - January 17, 2021

The question of how effective deplatforming is can be looked at from two different angles: Does it work from a technical standpoint, and does it have an effect on worrisome communities themselves?

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How should schools teach kids about the U.S. Capitol insurrection? Six education experts explain

BY: - January 12, 2021

The Conversation U.S. asked six education experts how teachers – and parents – can help young people comprehend, analyze and process what happened.

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Are we witnessing the death of reason and truth in American public life? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 1, 2020

The First Amendment was written by people who trusted reason, truth and the universe We no longer do. And that's bad for our civil debate.