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Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment 1

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 16, 2016   Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment       “The vitality of civil and political institutions in our society depends on free discussion… It is only through free debate and free exchange of ideas that government […]

Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams December 23, 2015   Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning ‘If your government does that, it sends a strong message to you as a citizen about what their intent is.’     A new internet code inspired by the dystopian writings of Ray Bradbury […]

"It was a pleasure to burn." (Photo: Fahrenheit 451)

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Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute September 2, 2015   Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America   “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the American police state must think […]


China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices

By Oiwan Lam Global Voices June 4, 2015   China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices     Chinese Internet Police Units from 50 municipal governments began conducting “speech inspections” on social media platforms on June 1. According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, the Internet Police will be patrolling […]

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Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 2, 2015   Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?     This is a bit creepy. Though it is true that there is lots of misinformation on the web, and that the quest for higher quality search results is very good one, that […]


Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics

By Janet Phelan New Eastern Outlook February 1, 2015   Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics   The recent decisions by social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn to adopt user crowd-censoring strategies may be less than benevolent. According to its recent announcement, Facebook will employ an algorithm, based ostensibly on the numbers of user-generated […]

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4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life

By  Kate Cox Consumerist January 22, 2015   4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life   Image courtesy of (frankieleon)   We all know that copyright law means you shouldn’t download copies of movies from shady torrent sites, and that you should pay for the music you listen to. We know it […]


“Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy

By Medea Benjamin Common Dreams   “Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy     On January 9, two days after the massive Paris march condemning the brutal attack on freedom of the press, a young Saudi prisoner named Raif Badawi was removed from his cell in shackles and taken to a public square in Jeddah. […]

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi with his three children. (Photo: via contributing author)

Google: Hollywood Is ‘Trying to Secretly Censor the Internet’

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism   Google: Hollywood Is ‘Trying to Secretly Censor the Internet’     That sounds about right. Hollywood, as we have seen over the years and particularly with recent “leaks” has no shame. They will do what they have to do to protect their increasingly dying product and distribution mechanism […]

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