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China’s Cybersecurity Administration Cracks Down on Free Speech

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.

Germany’s NetzDG and the Threat to Online Free Speech

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

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

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.

The Booming Market for Apocalyptic Literature

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.”

Phony Lawsuits Take Advantage of Internet Platform Policies To Take Down Web Pages

The Internet has a long memory. When someone objects to material posted online—a critical blog post or a harsh Yelp review, for example—it can be hard to have it removed.

Rogue House Committee Abuses the Congressional Subpoena Power To Protect Fossil Fuel Companies

What limits does the Constitution place on Congress’s power to subpoena communications between private actors and state attorneys general? That question lies at the heart of an ongoing controversy between nine science advocacy organizations, several state attorneys general, and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology’s Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). The controversy arose last summer after the Union of Concerned Scientists (“UCS”) and several news organizations published reports revealing that dfossil fuel companies understood the risks of climate change many decades ago. Rather