Inside the First Amendment

A Growing List: 2019 Threats to First Amendment Freedoms

More of us than ever appear concerned about our First Amendment rights than at any time in the past 25 years.
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Time to Stand up for Journalists, for the Pursuit of Truth

Free Press, Journalist, Journalism

We must defend journalism and commit to the pursuit of truth, even when it means extra effort to separate it out from misleading and false information.
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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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Note to White House: You Don’t Get to Decide the “Rules,” Either

White House

Even as the White House restored the “hard pass” to CNN’s Jim Acosta, permitting him onto White House grounds, it promulgated some new, unrealistic rules for journalists.
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Midterm Misinformation Trends and the Most Shared News Stories on Social Media

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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Sorry Mr. President — You Don’t Get to Choose

Acosta, CNN, Trump, free press, freedom of the press

Whoever told you that you should pull Jim Acosta’s security pass — or failed to tell you that you shouldn’t — was wrong.
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Making the Web, Social Media ‘Better’ Places — with Caution

We need to temper calls to “protect” ourselves from that which we do not like, lest we replace such with sanitized content intended to pacify rather than inform.
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“To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance”

Washington

In a series of letters written in 1790, George Washington reassured Quakers, Catholics, Baptists and Jews that they would be safe under a government committed to religious freedom.
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You Think Bombs Will Deter, Discourage and Destroy Freedom? Think Again.

Pipe Bomb, Time Warner, CNN

If you think this latest round of attacks, as dangerous and sad and reprehensible as it is, will quiet a free people, guess again.
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We Should Protest Proposed Restrictions on White House Protests

White House

The National Park Service has proposed new regulations and is considering new fees that thousands fear will dissuade most demonstrators from protesting at the White House.
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