Free Speech

Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Reddit, and Partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian (L) and co-editor at TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis appear onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

‘Stigma’ System Proposed To Curb Reddit Hate Speech

A 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.

07/15/2015

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A Guide To Protesting In Oakland: What’s Allowed And What’s Not, And What’s Still Unclear

Amid 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.

05/26/2015

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Appeals Court Sides With YouTube In Anti-Muslim Film Case

In 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.

05/18/2015

A man who calls himself an American and told CBS13 “God bless America” tore down the swastika displayed on a Sacramento house.

Protester Tears Down Swastika Displayed On Sacramento House

The 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.

03/11/2015

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‘Erotic Service Providers’ Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 Ban

The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.

03/05/2015

Hitler appears in a new ad on SF Muni buses. (Photo Credit Sylvian Kalache)

Hitler Appearing In Ads On SF Muni Buses

Another 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.

01/12/2015

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Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media Threats

The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

12/01/2014

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Facebook Page Pulled After Man Sues San Diego Sheriff’s Department Over Free Speech

The 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.

11/16/2014

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UC Berkeley Students Protest Invitation For Bill Maher To Speak After Comments About Muslims

Students 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.

10/28/2014

Part of the '@Large...' art exhibit on Alcatraz Island by Ai Weiwei. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Chinese Dissident Artist Unveils Exhibition On Alcatraz Island Spotlighting Crackdowns On Free Speech

An 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.

09/24/2014

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