Twitter’s former trust & safety chief, who quit two weeks into Musk’s tenure as Twitter CEO, said Musk wasn’t a “villain” in his experience. But he is definitely rustling some feathers all overt the place! Source: Ex-Twitter Exec: Unfair to Paint Musk As ‘Villain’ of Twitter’s Story Continue reading Twitter’s former trust and safety head said it’s unfair to paint Elon Musk as the ‘villain’ of Twitter’s story
The director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that often conversation around online speech is “uninformed” or “misinformed”. When you’re debating something as delicate and nuanced as the ability of people all over the world to share ideas and express themselves, York says that a balanced, evidence-based approach is vital. “Maybe Trump’s tweets do constitute real … Continue reading “The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content
As technology platforms, it’s very dangerous for us to get into that space [of moderating views expressed by users], because either you’re asking us to change the information that we provide to … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, and Google Would Like to Be the Gatekeepers of Democracy Without the Responsibility
That’s the upshot of the “Slants” case (which will also protect the Redskins trademark) — and it applies to exclusion of speakers from universities, denial of tax exemptions to nonprofits, and much … Continue reading Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment
The European Parliament has introduced a new procedural rule, which allows for the chair of a debate to interrupt the live broadcasting of a speaking MEP “in the case of defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior by a Member”. Furthermore, the President of the European Parliament may even “decide to delete … Continue reading European Parliament Censors Its Own Free Speech
What was originally billed as a peaceful protest quickly turned violent. The bigot didn’t end up speaking to a crowd of several hundred students. Instead, he spoke to a crowd of millions, … Continue reading Berkeley protesters just fell into the most obvious trap imaginable. Again
Journalists, researchers, university professors etc. have been quietly or unofficially “subsidized” for years… But who would have thought that official governments (of the US and the EU), would so quickly move forward into … Continue reading A bill to end free speech & the freedom of information
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