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Category: Civil Liberties :: Freedom of the Press
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Hong Kongers scrub social media history in face of security law 3.7.2020 Raw Story
Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China’s newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship. China’s authoritarian leaders enacted sweeping new powers on Tuesday — keeping the contents secret until the last minute — after more than a […]
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Trump’s niece rips president for ‘demonstrably fraudulent’ settlement 3.7.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s niece Mary on Thursday filed a 70-page legal brief responding to efforts to block her forthcoming tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. “The legal fight over a tell-all by President Trump’s niece took another turn on Thursday when her lawyers filed papers […]
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Social media sites punish Trump, David Duke, Richard Spencer and other racists 30.6.2020 Raw Story
Freedom is impossible for everyone when viewpoints prevail that dehumanize anyone. And it appears that several big social media platforms agree, judging from recent bans or suspensions of racist accounts across YouTube, Twitch, and Reddit. For those who are dehumanized — whether by racism, sexism, classism, ableism, anti-LGBTQ sentiment or any other prejudices — their […]
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WATCH: Reporter calls out Mike Pence to his face over contradictory messages on social distancing 26.6.2020 Raw Story
During a press briefing held by the White House coronavirus task force, a reporter directly challenged Vice President Mike Pence over the actions of his administration as opposed to the guidelines they’re issuing to combat the coronavirus. “It really does sound though like you’re saying, ‘Do as we say, not as we do,'” the reporter […]
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Activists Are Challenging Colorado’s Ongoing Legacy of Racism 24.6.2020
Activists Are Challenging Colorado’s Ongoing Legacy of Racism
Expert explains how fake accounts constantly manipulate what you see on social media – and what you can do about it 24.6.2020 Raw Story
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram started out as a way to connect with friends, family and people of interest. But anyone on social media these days knows it’s increasingly a divisive landscape. Undoubtedly you’ve heard reports that hackers and even foreign governments are using social media to manipulate and attack you. You […]
DC is ‘likely an attractive target’ for right-wing ‘boogaloo’ attacks: intelligence report 20.6.2020 Raw Story
On Friday, Politico reported that the Trump administration is alerting local law enforcement agencies to the risk that far-right “boogaloo” extremists may be planning to target Washington, D.C. “On Monday, the National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC), a fusion center for Washington, D.C. that provides support to federal national security and law enforcement agencies, […]
Legal experts condemn Trump effort to censor Bolton book as ‘affront’ to First Amendment 19.6.2020 Raw Story
Free speech advocacy group PEN America filed a legal brief Friday condemning the ongoing effort by President Donald Trump’s White House to block former national security adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book as a politically motivated and dangerous assault on the First Amendment. “It is not difficult to see what is going on: The president is employing the […]
Trump ignores First Amendment, threatens protestors, stokes violence for his Tulsa MAGA rally in am Twitter rant 19.6.2020 Raw Story
In a series of incendiary tweets Friday morning President Donald Trump appeared to be attempting to create a scenario where his supporters will battle “any protestors” who come to Oklahoma to attend his MAGA rally. After claiming victimization, the President targeted protestors – while wholly ignoring their First Amendment rights and suggesting the law is […]
Why the new case against Bill Barr could be a game-changer 19.6.2020 Raw Story
No attorney general since John Mitchell has gotten away with assaulting the rule of law more than Bill Barr. But unlike Mitchell, who served 19 months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, Barr has yet to be held accountable for his ever-expanding laundry list of outrageous misdeeds and derelictions. To be sure, there have […]
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Op-Ed: Those who exercise free speech should also defend it — even when it's offensive 19.6.2020 LA Times: Commentary

People love to claim the 1st Amendment to protect speech they favor, but resist similar safeguards for expression they dislike.

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Devastating new revelations show that Trump is America’s worst enemy 18.6.2020 Raw Story
John Bolton’s new book makes many things clear, but most important is this: Donald Trump violates his oath to defend our Constitution against “all enemies foreign and domestic” because he is the leading domestic enemy of our Constitution. Bolton shows that Trump has no regard for our Constitution using example after damning example of disloyal […]
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John Bolton’s book exposes depth of Trump’s hatred for reporters 18.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump and his entire administration never waste an opportunity to attack reporters, journalists, the mainstream media, and others who deliver Americans the news. Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, is about to release a new book next week, and in it he reveals exactly how much hatred the President of the United […]
‘Should be executed’: Bolton book exposes depth of Trump’s hatred of reporters 18.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump and his entire administration never waste an opportunity to attack reporters, journalists, the mainstream media, and others who deliver Americans the news. Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, is about to release a new book next week, and in it he reveals exactly how much hatred the President of the United […]
GOP senators unveil bill to undermine Big Tech legal protections — critics call it a ‘straightforward First Amendment violation’ 17.6.2020 Raw Story
Four Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at limiting legal protections of Big Tech platforms if they “selectively” suppress certain content, stepping up a political battle with social media. Senator Josh Hawley said his measure, if enacted, “gives users the right to sue if the big platforms enforce their terms unfairly or unequally.” The […]
Supreme Court expands workplace equality to LGBTQ employees, but questions remain 17.6.2020 Raw Story
Even before the Supreme Court’s June 15 decision, many Americans already – and incorrectly – believed that federal law protected lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. The road to the ruling confirming that belief involved years of advocacy and many losses – and while this decision […]
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Legal expert has fascinating theory to explain the DOJ ‘doxxing’ John Bolton 17.6.2020 Raw Story
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against former National Security Advisor John Bolton, seeking to prevent the distribution of his upcoming book, which the Trump administration says has classified information. The book, titled The Room Where It Happened, is scheduled to be released next Tuesday. Law Prof. Rick Hasen was perplexed by […]
Here is why Bill Barr’s lawsuit against John Bolton may only have an ‘audience of one’: Law professor 17.6.2020 Raw Story
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a civil suit against President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton over the publication of his tell-all book alleging misconduct in the administration. In a lengthy Twitter thread, law professor Rick Hasen explained why the lawsuit is likely just for show, to put Trump’s mind at […]
'Antifa' Is Not The Demonic Force Trump And Fox News Want You To Think It Is 16.6.2020 Crooks Liars
It’s unlikely that Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old activist labeled an “antifa provocateur” by Donald Trump this week for the sin of being knocked to the pavement on video by police in Buffalo, New York, ever in fact identified as a member of an “antifa” group. Not that it would make any difference to Trump, who only wanted to dehumanize and demonize the man by casting him as an embodiment of the right’s favorite bogeyman in the Trump era. For most Americans, the first question is: What the hell is “antifa” anyway? The answer: A lot of things, some of them noncontroversial and some controversial, but pretty much none of them are what Trump, Fox News, Breitbart, and the rest of the right-wing media ecosystem have told you they are. The narrative about “antifa” that has been generated on right-wing media over the past three years—and then often thoughtlessly regurgitated and amplified on more mainstream media, including CNN and MSNBC—is an almost entirely false one: A violent leftist movement ...
Can you get fired for protesting? Or spouting off on social media? 16.6.2020 Raw Story
CHICAGO — Thousands of people have taken to the streets and to social media in recent weeks to express solidarity with — or in some cases, objections to — the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality.But can they say and do anything without risking their jobs?Let’s break it down.Right to free speechPrivate-sector employees have […]
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