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China’s Cybersecurity Administration Cracks Down on Free Speech

October 19, 2017
By Adam Pan

According to a CAC report, between April to June of this year, the agency revoked over 3,918 ICP licenses (permits required for Chinese-based websites to operate in China), revoked over 810,000 user accounts on various websites, issued warnings to 172 of the 443 websites it has investigated, and transferred 316 cases to Chinese police authorities for criminal investigations.

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Germany’s NetzDG and the Threat to Online Free Speech

October 10, 2017
By Diana Lee

Who are the arbiters of free speech? As voices clamor to be heard online, the answer is, increasingly, the giants of social media.

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Supreme Court Avoids Broad Ruling on Free Speech in Credit Card Case

April 1, 2017
By Cortelyou Kenney, Amy Kapczynski

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the manner in which a New York law prohibits merchants from imposing credit card surcharges amounts to a regulation of their speech.

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The Booming Market for Apocalyptic Literature

March 27, 2017
By Andrew Udelsman

Few so accurately predicted the era of “alternative facts” than Orwell, who had this to say: “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

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