May 21, 2020
A new FIRE report finds that 77% of public colleges and universities use a blacklist of secret words to censor comments on their Facebook pages. What’s more, 87% of them block particular users on Facebook or Twitter.
How do these blacklists work? How were they discovered? And do they violate the First Amendment?
May 8, 2020
On Wednesday, the Department of Education published its long-awaited new Title IX regulations.
Over the years — and with the federal government’s prodding — Title IX has been twisted and used to justify censorship and the denial of core due process rights for those accused of sexual misconduct on America’s...
Apr 28, 2020
With much of the country under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, what do these orders mean for the five freedoms of the First Amendment?
Apr 16, 2020
For authoritarian leaders across the globe, the coronavirus emergency presents an opportunity to silence critics and consolidate power.
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino is joined by international free expression experts Jacob Mchangama and Sarah McLaughlin to discuss how...
Apr 2, 2020
How and why do authoritarian regimes seek to control information? On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino is joined by University of Maryland Associate Professor Cynthia L. Martin to explore how one country, the former Soviet Union, restricted access to information and stifled...