free-speech-issues

COMMENTARY

No, this isn’t Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 9, 2021

When dealing with constitutionally protected speech, the government needs to tread carefully.

COMMENTARY

The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2021

As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.

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How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2021

Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.

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Does ‘deplatforming’ really curb online hate speech? 3 experts weigh in | Analysis

BY: - January 17, 2021

The question of how effective deplatforming is can be looked at from two different angles: Does it work from a technical standpoint, and does it have an effect on worrisome communities themselves?

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How should schools teach kids about the U.S. Capitol insurrection? Six education experts explain

BY: - January 12, 2021

The Conversation U.S. asked six education experts how teachers – and parents – can help young people comprehend, analyze and process what happened.

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Are we witnessing the death of reason and truth in American public life? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 1, 2020

The First Amendment was written by people who trusted reason, truth and the universe We no longer do. And that's bad for our civil debate.