Journalist Given Six Months in Prison for Organizing Yellow Vests Protest on Facebook

Journalist Given Six Months in Prison for Organizing Yellow Vests Protest on Facebook By Elias Marat As the Yellow Vests gear up for their tenth consecutive week of protests, dubbed “Act X” by the grassroots social movement, President Emmanuel Macron’s government appears to be raising the stakes of repression in an attempt to quell protests and chill French constitutional guarantees of free speech. Such appeared to be the case after 28-year-old Frenchman, journalist and movement leader Hedi Martin was sentenced last week to six months’ imprisonment after publishing a Facebook…

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University of South Carolina: Student Free Speech Rally Violated Campus Speech Codes

University of South Carolina: Student Free Speech Rally Violated Campus Speech Codes By Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran Public university campuses, once bastions of free thought, have become increasingly hostile toward the freedom of speech. Although students greatly benefit from expressing and being exposed to a wide variety of ideas, administrators often prevent this from happening. An increasing number of universities have even instituted speech codes that subject students to burdensome investigations merely for exercising their First Amendment rights. Silencing Speech About Free Speech Two student organizations at the University…

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Watch Good Cop Honor Oath to Constitution — Stops Bad Cop Who’s Tasing a Man for His Free Speech

Watch Good Cop Honor Oath to Constitution — Stops Bad Cop Who’s Tasing a Man for His Free Speech By Matt Agorist Commerce City, CO — Freedom of speech, in the land of the free, is not guaranteed. Despite the wording of the First Amendment, claiming that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” there are countless laws across the country designed to do exactly that. However, even when there aren’t archaic anti-speech laws on the books, police will all too often deprive people of their freedom —…

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Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review

Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review By Cindy Cohn and Michael Rosenbloom As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve gathered together some of EFF’s key legal wins this year. Some of these wins are only stops along the way to a larger goal, but each is hard fought, whether we’re serving as counsel or amicus curiae. Every one of these victories helped move the needle of law in the direction of protecting your privacy and freedom of expression. EFF Helps Protect Against Location Tracking Carpenter v.…

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Tucker Carlson & Free Speech CNN-style Delineated

Tucker Carlson & Free Speech CNN-style Delineated By Catherine J. Frompovich Tucker Carlson, in the following video, delineates the CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s “free speech” fiasco with Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution, who has a long memory and recites the facts about free speech ethics in the media and how there’s been a double standard. Hanson refers to the present media issues regarding ‘press freedom’ a la CNN as a “psycho-drama”! CNN has a blemished record when it comes to free speech 5:58 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FleTQr4kX38 Mr. Hanson could…

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Free Speech Is About The Search For Truth, Not A Benevolence To Others

Free Speech Is About The Search For Truth, Not A Benevolence To Others By Brenden Labrum You don’t have to look far to find clear manifestations of the current degradation of our basic natural right previously known as free speech—now hate speech (you can start here, here, here, here, and here). There’s a cultural shift taking place towards the social control of thought and reasoning under the guise of love and compassion. Ironically, and quite pathetically, the so-called resistance to “hate speech” in the name of “tolerance” has become nothing more…

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A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018 By Terrence Newton For more than a decade now, activists and truth-seekers have been watching the growing influence of the Internet on society and politics, pointing out that when millions of people become informed to truth, it would drastically change the political landscape in America and around the world. And it has. At the same time, we’ve been warned that when mass, virtually free information sharing by the general public became a genuine threat to the establishment and status quo, that…

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Now That Facebook, YouTube And Apple Have Come For Alex Jones, They Will Start Coming After The Rest Of Us

Now That Facebook, YouTube And Apple Have Come For Alex Jones, They Will Start Coming After The Rest Of Us By Michael Snyder August 6th was one of darkest days in the history of the Internet.  When I learned that Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest and others had colluded to take down content from Alex Jones all on the same day, I knew exactly what was happening.  They timed their attack so that it would hit the press at the beginning of the weekly news cycle on Monday so that…

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Lebanese Tourist Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Facebook Post; Iranian Teens Arrested Over Dance Videos

Lebanese Tourist Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Facebook Post; Iranian Teens Arrested Over Dance Videos By Aaron Kesel The crackdown on human rights and freedom of thought and expression is quickening. A Lebanese tourist was recently arrested and sentenced in Egypt to eight years in prison for a Facebook post. Meanwhile, teens in Iran are being detained for posting videos to Instagram. Mona el-Mazboh was arrested last month in Egypt at the end of her stay for posting a video on Facebook that complained of sexual harassment and conditions…

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Google’s “Arbiter of Hate Speech,” SPLC Forced to Pay $3M for Falsely Labeling People as “Extremists”

Google’s “Arbiter of Hate Speech,” SPLC Forced to Pay $3M for Falsely Labeling People as “Extremists” By Jay Syrmopoulos Montgomery, AL – After being sued in April by Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation—over being listed as an “anti-Muslim extremist” in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”—the SPLC has announced that they reached a settlement with the liberal Islamic reformer, agreeing to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” “The Southern Poverty Law Center…

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