Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new¬†Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

Dr. Laura Exits The Radio Booth (But Not Without a Whinge)

Quothe soon-to-be-consigned-to-the-slagheap-of-history (or a prime time slot on Fox News) talk radio misanthrope Laura “Nigger Nigger Nigger” Schlessinger: “I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can’t have on radio without the threat of attack on my advertisers and...

Supreme Court of Canada Unanimously Defrosts Libel Chill

The Globe & Mail: The media should not live in constant fear of facing a libel suit every time a provocative commentary is published or broadcast, the Supreme Court of Canada said yesterday in a major ruling won by controversial Vancouver radio broadcaster Rafe Mair. In a 9-0 decision that modernizes...

Afghanistan Sentences Journalist to Death

This is not what we are fighting and paying for. The AP reports: An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced a 23-year-old journalism student to death for distributing a paper he printed off the Internet that three judges said violated the tenets of Islam, an official said. Hopefully the blogosphere and the media...

Obey.

Someone’s slip is showing: It was Nov. 26 when 35-year-old Elizabeth Beeland of Ormond Beach stopped at the store to purchase a CD player for her father, she told The Daytona Beach News-Journal before refusing to speak more about the incident. Beeland’s shopping trip ended up with a ride to the...

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