Facebook’s free speech myth is dead – and regulators should take notice

Facebook's choice of profits over the people is difficult to reconcile with its commitment to free speech.

Carolina Are, Researcher and visiting lecturer, City, University of London • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

After blocking Australian news, Facebook’s free speech myth is dead – and regulators should take notice

Facebook's choice of profits over the people is difficult to reconcile with its commitment to free speech.

Carolina Are, Researcher and visiting lecturer, City, University of London • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Big Tech's rejection of Parler shuts down a site favored by Trump supporters – and used by participants in the US Capitol insurrection

Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.

Alex Newhouse, Research Lead, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~12 min

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where heat speech thrives.

Alex Newhouse, Research Lead, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • conversation
Nov. 27, 2020 ~11 min

The US has lots to lose and little to gain by banning TikTok and WeChat

Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.

Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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