Contrary to what President Trump might think, he lacks any authority to censor the unclassified communications of former federal employees.
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The administration’s threats stand to chill not only the speech of direct targets but also that of civil servants and employees of contractors who hold clearances.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), on behalf of two human rights organizations, the Internet Archive, and two individual plaintiffs.
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A U.N. special rapporteur has released the body’s first-ever report on the regulation of user-generated content online.
Document: Trump's Blocking of Critics on Twitter is Unconstitutional, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Rules
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a declaratory judgment holding that President Trump's blocking of his critics on Twitter violates the First Amendment. The ruling is included in full below.
Despite what Ted Cruz suggested to Mark Zuckerberg during last week’s Facebook hearings, there is no requirement that a platform remain neutral in order to maintain Section 230 immunity.
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The Facebook CEO’s suggestion for an independent appeal process sheds light on the seemingly intractable problems faced by the platform.
Last week, I wrote an op-ed in The Boston Globe suggesting that a private attorney should be appointed to challenge the constitutionality of former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s pardon—a suggestion that has now been formally presented to the judge in Arpaio’s case.
The Trump administration is right to be angry about leaks of truly classified information, but the attorney general should take care not to sow fear and distrust in the national security agencies.