A new piece of legislation with the cumbersome name, The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA) is an example of Congress imposing punishment on one type of speech that it finds offensive. “This bill expresses the sense of Congress that Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 […]
A recent survey of college students showed affirmation for free speech rights in some but not all contexts. They opposed by 72% letting colleges restrict political views offensive to certain groups. Seven in ten wanted to ban slurs or language intentionally offensive to others, and 54% acknowledged the climate on campus prevents some from saying […]
A group of think tanks, including the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of measures that would protect online free speech, opinions and reviews, and would deter lawsuits that attempt to intimidate and limit public participation. The Letter is available online.