censorship

‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Charlottesville protesters

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation’s core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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Why Social Media Keeps Failing Us

Social media may never strike the right balance between free expression and safety, decency and truth.
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“Speaking Freely” Friday: Robert Redford

Each week, we feature a video short from our archived “Speaking Freely” programs. Today, Robert Redford, the legendary actor, film director, producer, environmentalist and Sundance Film Festival founder discusses censorship, the day newspapers started answering to shareholders, and what Sundance is all about.
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Case of Student Rapper Deserves Close Examination

Taylor ‘T-Bizzle’ Bell

The case of a former high school student from Mississippi punished for a rap song he created off-campus and posted online has the potential to be the most significant K-12 student speech case in several years.
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School Officials Wrong to Censor Student’s T-Shirt

Sophie Thomas

Public school officials at Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Owensboro, Ohio, apparently need a lesson on the First Amendment in schools.
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Federal Appeals Court approves prison censorship rule

prison censorship

A federal appeals court ruled recently in favor of prison officials who had seized a copy of Newsweek magazine from an inmate.
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Can Student-Athletes Wear “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts?

I Can’t Breathe

Will the controversy over “I Can’t Breathe” cause public high school students, particularly student-athletes”, to mutter “I Can’t Speak”?
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Ice-T reflects on censorship and free speech

The rapper offers some interesting perspectives on free speech and censorship in his book.
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Federal ruling goes against student punished for rap song

Taylor ‘T-Bizzle’ Bell

Public school officials in Fulton, Miss., did not violate the First Amendment free-speech rights of a former student when they suspended him for his rap song containing vulgar language about two athletic coaches, a federal district court has ruled.
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