Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media — Public Safety or Censorship?

Is the government taking a necessary step to ensure the safety of its people? Or is it a misguided act of censorship?
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Free Speech Makes Hypocrites of Us All

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While everybody loves the First Amendment in theory, nobody’s all that fond of it in practice.
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News — Can We Own It? Should We Be Able To?

Newspapers, IFA

Information about the world around us is a right, a public good — and also a product.
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The Ripple Effects of the Government Shutdown — Why We Should be More Civil to our Civil Servants

TSA, associated press, government shutdown

How’s our economy doing? Are the Trump tariffs actually working? Is it a good time to buy a house, start a business or invest in the stock market? No one knows.
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Misinformation, Hoaxes and Hyperpartisan News

We’re increasingly swapping the sort of stories that aren’t really meant to be read. This kind of content signals to others about where you stand.
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Midterm Misinformation Trends and the Most Shared News Stories on Social Media

The U.S. midterm elections were a test of whether we’ve learned anything about how to deal with the spread of misinformation.
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Free speech on college campuses is about education, not legislation

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Ken Paulson, president of the Freedom Forum Institute’s First Amendment Center, testified at a Congressional hearing on First Amendment rights on college campuses.
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Can social media be “fixed”?

Executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before Congress. Again.
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Podcast: Free Spirits, or Discussing the State of the First Amendment Over Drinks

First Amendment

What do Americans know about the First Amendment, and how do they feel about issues like social media policies, campus speech and the relationship between the press and the President? 
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Podcast: Protecting Dissent

While most people are distracted by watching the White House, states are trying to pass laws that will chill the freedom to protest.
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