The Florida law is simple: when Big Tech decides to censor, ban, or deplatform a citizen of Florida, that citizen will now enjoy a new right to take the company to court. And if Big Tech tries to interfere in elections by deplatforming candidates, the Florida Election Commission may levy a $250,000 per day fine against the companies.
In the 34th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo visits the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier and discusses freedom of speech and media censorship with former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and Ethan Allen Institute President Rob Roper.
A newly released survey of students at over 500 colleges and universities who belong to Greek-letter fraternities and sororities found that the majority of students don’t feel comfortable publicly disagreeing with their professors on a controversial topic.
Crenshaw’s words should serve as a warning to those of us who recognize the essential nature of free speech to a healthy republic. Authoritarians have recognized the power and reach of social media and Big Tech, and will use the language of “social good” to try and curtail ideas they don’t like.
Recently, the state of California published more than 1,700 Schedule B forms on a public website over a period of many years. The left wants this information so it can organize campaigns to denounce and boycott donors to conservative causes.
The awful events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol revived talk of the crime of sedition. That crime is defined in the law books as “overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward incitement of discontent or rebellion against the established order.”
Conservative group Vermont Liberty Network held a rally Saturday that drew about 70 Vermonters to celebrate the Green Mountain Boys and hear from a journalist who was banned from attending the governor’s press conferences.
If Gov. Scott and BLM wish to introduce a new amendment to the United States Constitution to override the Supreme Court’s rulings, that is the legal path to change the Bill of Rights, not sneaky COVID orders that aggressively trundle well-established liberties.
Social media companies have policed coronavirus-related content based on information from top health organizations, even as those organizations have contradicted themselves.
The case is a significant win for the First Amendment and protection of religious speech on the campus of a public college. It portends more thoughtful administration of speech policies on campuses.
NEK-TV host Steve Merrill says his being banned from the governor’s biweekly press briefings will have a “chilling effect” on media in Vermont.
Though the quip about Elizabeth Warren’s cheekbones may have been a little gratuitous given the setting, Merrill’s question is more than valid. In fact, it is essential that it be answered.