Free Speech

'Stigma' System Proposed To Curb Reddit Hate SpeechA high-profile Reddit employee is the third to resign in several weeks as the San-Francisco based company struggles to deal with hate speech and frustrated users.
A Guide To Protesting In Oakland: What's Allowed And What's Not, And What's Still UnclearAmid the confusion of protests, arrests, social media half-truths, and mixed messages from news conferences, Oakland police and the mayor's office have outlined exactly what will and won't be allowed from protesters.
Appeals Court Sides With YouTube In Anti-Muslim Film CaseIn a victory for free speech advocates, a federal appeals court says YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors.
Protester Tears Down Swastika Displayed On Sacramento HouseThe house in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood has drawn national headlines with its display of an Israeli flag with a swastika on it, among other symbols.
'Erotic Service Providers' Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 BanThe Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Hitler Appearing In Ads On SF Muni BusesAnother round of controversial ads appearing on San Francisco Muni buses demands an end to U.S. aid to Islamic countries, stating that "Islamic Jew-Hatred: It's In The Quran," while depicting Adolf Hitler as an ally of the Muslim world.
Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media ThreatsThe Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.
Facebook Page Pulled After Man Sues San Diego Sheriff's Department Over Free SpeechThe San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has taken down its Facebook page after a man accused it of violating his free speech rights and sued for deleting his comments.
UC Berkeley Students Protest Invitation For Bill Maher To Speak After Comments About MuslimsStudents at UC Berkeley have signed a petition asking the university to cancel an invitation to let talk show host and comedian Bill Maher speak, following comments he recently made about Islam.
Chinese Dissident Artist Unveils Exhibition On Alcatraz Island Spotlighting Crackdowns On Free SpeechAn exhibition by a Chinese artist which spotlights government stifling of free speech – and featuring the use of more than one million Lego pieces - was unveiled on Alcatraz Island Wednesday.
Richmond Council Backing Off Plan To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers; Disruptions ContinueThe Richmond City Council has asked its city attorney to explore whether it could enact free speech limits during council meetings, but city officials have been told that silencing the people who disrupt meetings is most likely unconstitutional.
Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech IssuesThe resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation.